New York State Department of State (DOS) - Office of Planning, Development and Community Infrastructure
07/26/19 4:00 PM
Grants to New York municipalities, community-based organizations, and New York City community boards for the redevelopment of brownfields in local communities. Some applicants are required to submit a draft application prior to submission of the full proposal. Funding is intended to support the identification and nomination of brownfield areas, as well as implementation of activities in the predevelopment stage.
Brownfields include real property where a contaminant is present at levels exceeding the soil cleanup objectives or other health-based or environmental standards, criteria, or guidance adopted by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that are applicable based on the reasonably anticipated use of the property, in accordance with applicable regulations. Known or suspected site contamination of real property can impede investment and redevelopment, making such property an economic and environmental drain on localities. Through the New York State Department of State BOA Program, these known and suspected brownfields are transformed from liabilities to community assets that generate businesses, jobs and revenues for local economies and provide new housing and public amenities.
The BOA program applies a neighborhood or area-wide approach, rather than the traditional site-by-site approach, to the assessment and redevelopment of known or suspected brownfields and other vacant or abandoned properties. The neighborhood approach enables communities to comprehensively assess existing economic and environmental conditions associated with brownfield blight and impacted areas; identify and prioritize community supported redevelopment opportunities; and attract public and private investment. The types of neighborhoods and areas where program resources are being applied include industrial/manufacturing, commercial corridors, residential, downtowns and waterfronts.
Two types of activities are eligible for funding as BOA projects:
(1) Development of a BOA Nomination - A BOA Nomination is a study that generally consists of a community vision, goals and strategies for revitalization of an area affected by a concentration of known or suspected brownfields. A full Nomination provides an in-depth and thorough description and analysis of existing conditions, opportunities, and re-use potential for properties located in the proposed Brownfield Opportunity Area. (See the BOA Designation Guidance in Supporting Documents below) ; and
(2) Undertaking Pre-Development Activities within a State-Designated BOA - Pre-development activities advance the goals and priorities for revitalization and redevelopment of the area as expressed in the BOA Nomination completed for the area. (For a list of eligible pre-development activities, see https://www.dos.ny.gov/funding/rfa-19-51/2019_RFA_BOA_FINAL.pdf#page=4.)
For a list of Eligible Costs, see https://www.dos.ny.gov/funding/rfa-19-51/2019_RFA_BOA_FINAL.pdf#page=4.
GrantWatch ID#: 185926
The maximum grant award under this solicitation is $300,000. There is no minimum State assistance request.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/
Submit one hard copy and one electronic copy of all BOA Nomination materials to:
New York State, Department of State
Office of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure
99 Washington Ave, Suite 1010
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Attn: BOA Program
Questions should be submitted by email (subject = “19-BOA-16 RFA Questions”) or in writing (Attn: BOA RFA Questions) to the above address.
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