There's a workshop coming up in Albany about how to apply for a slice of state grant money for your project

Albany City Hall from east Capitol lawn

For the last several years the state has distributed millions of dollars to projects around the state via the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) process -- it's the one with the vaguely-game-show-like ceremony each December.

So, how does your project get a slice of that money? Good question. And it's the topic of a Capitalize Albany event at Albany City Hall June 27 to explain the consolidated funding application (CFA). Blurbage:

The event provides an opportunity for business owners, community leaders and residents to come together and discuss how the CFA process can make an impact in your community. [Empire State Development] and Capitalize Albany will be available to answer any questions, explain the CFA process and will discuss available resources for those with project development ideas.

This whole process operates on cycles and the timeline for current one is heading toward some important deadlines this summer. So it pays (perhaps literally) to go through some of the details at the link above and starting preparing -- there's some important info about getting letters of support from the city.

The Capital Region got $85 million grant awards last year through the REDC process. That's public money that everyone should have a chance at landing, but you've gotta be able to figure out how to sort through all the jargon and acronyms. This might be a way to figure some of that out.

The workshop is Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the city hall rotunda. It's free.

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