New York State Department of State (DOS) - Division of Local Government Services
07/26/19 4:00 PM
Grants to New York municipal and county government agencies, including libraries, planning and utilities authorities, school districts, and educational boards, to improve operational efficiency and service delivery. Funding is intended to support the planning and implementation of projects that result in lower costs and property taxes. Grants may be used to cover costs such as capital and equipment expenses, contractual services, and transitional personnel.
The Local Government Efficiency (LGe) Grant Program provides grants to local governments for the development of projects that will achieve savings and improve municipal efficiency through shared services, cooperative agreements, mergers, consolidations and dissolutions. With the creation of the LGe program, New York State is committed to working with local governments to control costs while maintaining the quality service delivery provided by New York’s local governments.
Grant types include planning grants and implementation grants, with DOS’s focus on awarding projects that implement efficiency efforts. Projects must demonstrate the potential for financial savings through new or modernized operations and service delivery.
Proposed projects are evaluated based on the potential municipal tax levy impact, project need, service delivery benefits, operational changes, comprehensiveness and specificity of work plan and budget, and local and regional capacity. Priority will be given to projects that implement a Local Government Efficiency planning grant, projects that are included in an adopted and submitted County-Wide Shared Services Plan, and proposals which advance the regional strategies developed by the Regional Economic Development Councils.
Significant Statewide Programs and projects that are part of the following initiatives will be looked upon favorably by the REDCs: Downtown Revitalization Initiative and Strategic Community Investment; Improving Access to Child Care; and Environmental Justice. For further details on each of these initiatives, see https://www.dos.ny.gov/funding/rfa-19-lge-18/2019-2020%20LGE%20CFA%20RFA%20Final.pdf#page=9.
GrantWatch ID#: 143728
The maximum funding for implementation planning is $12,500 for each local government involved in the project, not to exceed $100,000.
The total maximum cumulative funding for an implementation project is $200,000 for each local government involved in the project, not to exceed $1,000,000.
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Approximately $4 million is being made available for awards. Of that amount, $3.6 million will be awarded for implementation projects, and approximately $400,000 will be awarded for planning projects.
Each approved contract will have a five year term, starting on January 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online through the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA): https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/
Submit all substantive questions in writing to:
New York Department of State
Division of Local Government Services
Local Government Efficiency Program
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave, Suite 1015
Albany, NY 12231
RFA # 19-LGE-18
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