Upcoming Funding Opportunities
Regional Forest Economy Partnership (RFEP)
Northern Border Regional Commission
Applications within counties of Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties are eligible to submit.
Maximum Award Size is $1,000,000, minimum is $250,000.
GOAL: Fund projects that, when completed, increase the ability of the four-state region to attract new opportunities that leverage significant additional investments, and that over time have a potentially transformational impact on community economic revitalization.
- New technology and innovations that seek to find new uses for forest products and evolve traditional forest economy business models into those that can create sustainable future commercial markets & opportunities.
- Workforce re-training and development for the purpose of building the skills needed for forest products businesses.
- New industries, or the expansion of current industries (e.g., outdoor recreation), that can provide employment and economic growth opportunities in formerly forest industry-dependent communities.
- COVID-19 Impacts: Collaborative, multi-state projects designed to address innovative solutions to structural weaknesses highlighted by the pandemic, and community efforts to recover economically.
Full program information is available at: https://www.nbrc.gov/content/RFEP . Letters of Interest must be submitted by August 28,2020 to email@example.com . Full applications are due October 30, 2020.
CDRPC serves as the Local Development District for NBRC for Capital Region area. Please contact Kate Maynard, AICP at firstname.lastname@example.org with any project related questions or to discuss potential applications.
Tree City USA Reward Grant- NYS Urban Forestry Council
Grants are available for communities to plant large specimen trees or a grove of trees in a prominent location within the community.
Award Size: Up to $1,000
Eligibility: Current Tree City USA community
Full program information available at: https://secureservercdn.net/184.108.40.206/g5q.b35.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-Tree-City-USA-Reward-Grant-Application-converted.pdf