As part of our commitment to supporting growth, development and innovation across New York, NYPA provides grants and low-cost power to eligible organizations. Following are some of the incentives and grants that support economic growth and clean energy in New York State.
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NYPA offers low-cost hydropower to eligible businesses. Learn more about ReCharge NY, Western NY Hydropower, and Preservation Power.
With Smart Cities technologies, communities can remotely manage their street lights – resulting in improved public services and operational efficiency. This program offers support in the planning and installation of Smart City sensor technologies as part of an LED street lighting conversion. The program runs through 2025.
Do I qualify for a Smart Street Lighting Grant?
Communities across New York State are eligible, and should work directly with NYPA for planning and implementation of their street lights before applying for their grant.
Applicants that meet all of the requirements will be eligible to receive a range of grant funding dependent on the quantity of streetlights, as well as the amount of matching funds the community may contribute.
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2) Provide your information here to start your application.
NYPA’s Industrial Economic Development Program consists of 54 MW of the 768 MW of hydropower that makes up the Municipal and Rural Electric Cooperative Systems. This power is allocated to support new or expanding businesses within the service area. This allocation supports economic development throughout the state, helping lower energy costs so businesses can prioritize their growth in New York. Awards are allocated with the approval of the NYPA Board of Trustees.
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Do I qualify for the IEDP?
Municipal and rural electric cooperative areas are eligible to apply.
The Northern New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board (NNYPPAB) reviews applications for funds to support eligible costs and capital investment for economic development projects in St. Lawrence County. The NNYPPAB then makes recommendations to the NYPA Board of Trustees to approve funding from the Northern New York Economic Development Fund (NNYEDF).
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The Greater Massena Economic Development Fund is a revolving loan fund established by NYPA to provide incentives for business enterprises to establish, maintain or expand plants, facilities or operations in the Town of Massena and St. Lawrence County. It is administered by the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency. For more information, visit: www.slcida.com
The North Country Economic Development Fund is a $10 million revolving loan fund administered by the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) that provides loans to businesses expanding their facilities and creating or retaining jobs in the region. It offers financing for eligible projects located in Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton and Herkimer Counties, and the portion of the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation located within New York State. The NCEDF is jointly administered by NYPA and the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC), with Empire State Development (ESD) and North Country Alliance (NCA) representatives also serving on the NCEDF board.
For details, click the NCEDF link on www.danc.org/business-development
RVRDA is a partnership of St. Lawrence County, the four communities of Lisbon, Louisville, Massena and Waddington, and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency Local Development Corporation. The Agency was formed in 2010 to administer funds established and set aside by NYPA for economic development activities and programs. Learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board (WNYPPAB) reviews applications for funds to support eligible costs and capital investment for economic development projects within a 30-mile radius of the Niagara Power Project. The WNYPPAB then makes recommendations to the NYPA Board of Trustees to approve funding from the Western New York Economic Development Fund (WNYEDF).
Learn about the Western NY Proceeds application process here.
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The Niagara Economic Development Fund is a revolving loan fund established in 1990 to improve Niagara County's economic climate by providing loans for the establishment, maintenance or expansion of plants, facilities or operations in Niagara County. The Niagara County Development Corporation ("NCDC"), a not-for-profit under New York State Corporation Law, acts as Administrator and Trustee of the Fund. Learn more: www.niagaracountybusiness.com