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.


  1. 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.
  2. Workforce re-training and development for the purpose of building the skills needed for forest products businesses.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 rfep@nbrc.gov . 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 kate.maynard@cdrpc.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/