In 2011, Governor Cuomo launched the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to provide each region with the tools to create and implement their own roadmap for economic prosperity and job creation. This community-based model uses local assets to drive local economic growth and has resulted in unprecedented partnerships and collaboration that are building a reinvigorated economy.
Eligible applicants may submit more than one grant application. However, EFC reserves the right to limit GIGP funding to one grant award per applicant. Furthermore, EFC reserves the right to fund all, or a portion, of an eligible proposed project. Applicants are strongly encouraged to work with their Regional Council to align their project with regional goals and priorities.
In order to be considered for Green Innovation Grant Program funding, applicants must complete a Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). For the application form, please visit the Regional Economic Development Council website by clicking the link below. Applicants will be evaluated based upon the criteria listed on the GIGP program page.
For a list of all required application documentation, please see the GIGP Required Documentation Guidance.