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Energy Solutions For Economic Success: October 24, 2019 @ Tioga Downs, Nichols, NY, Register here…

Join us October 24, 2019 to discuss the Regional Energy Infrastructure Program to meet providers and policy makers, discover municipal solutions & explore funding opportunities.  Hosted by Southern Tier 8 Regional Board & LaBella Associates: To increase understanding of the region’s energy infrastructure and the policies, regulations and financial incentives [...]

October 15th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Rural Innovation Initiative (RII) Technical Assistance Application due 11/18/19

Technical assistance program for communities to develop an innovation hub strategy.  Eligible communities are designated rural counties according to U.S. Census definitions or represent regional efforts that cover a majority rural area. Successful communities will ideally have a combination of the following attributes: Existing high-speed broadband Significant portions of the [...]

October 14th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Congratulations to the Council & Research Foundation

Congratulations to the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County on being awarded DOL's WORC investment for $566,521 to help those in active recovery across Tompkins, Cortland, Tioga, Chemung, Schuyler & Steuben Counties AND the Research Foundation for SUNY $1,962,182 for helping all across the Southern Tier Counties of Allegany, [...]

October 1st, 2019|Events, Latest News|

State Funding for Brownfield Remediation, proposals due 12/13/19

$20,000 - $3 million municipal grants from NYS DEC for brownfield remediation: DEC will reimburse remediation design and construction costs as follows: on-site remediation tasks are eligible for up to 90% reimbursement; demolition or asbestos removals, up to 50% reimbursement; and off-site remediation directed by DEC, up to 100% reimbursement. [...]

September 24th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Grant Writing Webinar 10/24/19 from Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center In partnership with New York State Congressman Brindisi’s Office:

Learn how to craft more competitive grant applications and increase the success rate of your submissions. Additionally, you will learn about the steps you may need to take before you even start writing, including: – How to identify priority projects – Potential funding alternatives – Planning your application – Mechanics [...]

September 13th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Building Regional Recovery Systems: Substance Abuse Advisory Council Recommendations

Recommendations target the ARC recovery-to-work ecosystem model, and include: Developing a recovery ecosystem model that addresses stakeholder roles and responsibilities as part of a collaborative process that develops infrastructure and operations, and fund deployment of local planning and implementation of the model, and examine funding models to sustain the recovery [...]

September 9th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Share your comments re: Opportunity Zones with EDA before 10/18/19

The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) has published a Request for Information (RFI) notice in the Federal Register seeking public input on how the federal government can better align its economic development programs and resources in order to encourage and facilitate investments in economically distressed communities, including [...]

September 9th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Our population count in 2020!

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a 2020 Census Toolkit for State and Local Officials. The toolkit provides resources designed to help increase response rates to the Census and motivate constituents to respond. The results of the Census ultimately impact federal funding and support that communities receive. Encouraging accurate and [...]

September 9th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Energy Infrastructure Survey for Businesses (profit & non-profit): open until 9/30/19

With challenges of interruptible power & distribution moratoriums across the region, the Southern Tier 8 Regional Board obtained a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to complete a Regional Energy Infrastructure Assessment & Strategy. The project aims to: increase the use of alternative energy, energy storage and local, distributed generation [...]

August 20th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Community Assistance Available: Local Foods, Local Places; deadline 9/30/19

EPA invites communities interested in revitalizing neighborhoods through development of local food systems to apply for Local Foods, Local Places technical assistance. Local Foods, Local Places supports projects that: Create livable, walkable, economically vibrant main streets and mixed-use neighborhoods. Boost economic opportunities for local farmers and main street businesses. Improve [...]

August 7th, 2019|Events, Latest News|