The latest grant opportunity, Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO), will award grants of up to $10 million to local governments that have documented significant housing needs and can demonstrate they have taken steps to identify, address, or remove barriers to affordable housing production and preservation. A total of $85 million is available through PRO Housing this year. The application deadline is October 30, 2023, at 11:59pm ET (8:59pm PT) on Grants.gov.
Join April Laws and Gregg Johnson from Johnson & Laws, LLC- Attorneys at Law.
Expert Counsel will provide information and discussions to assist in mitigating the liabilities that are inherent in your environment. Topics to be discussed:
• New Reform Legislation
• No choke holds
• Including Duty to Intervene
• Record Keeping Requirements regarding Use of Force
• Less predictable jury decisions/ shifting of courts and jury
• Report writing- good documentation to articulate thought process to justify level of force taken
• Training on Policies and Procedures regarding Use of Force
Grant funding is available for municipalities of all sizes across the state to build outdoor fitness courts in partnership with the National Fitness Campaign (NFC). NFC’s initiative is now planning its 500th Healthy Community in America and is poised to deliver vital outdoor wellness programs helping to fight the obesity epidemic across the country.
If you are not yet familiar with the campaign, the program is designed to bring world-class healthy infrastructure to public spaces with the Fitness CourtⓇ, along with consulting, funding and community programming support. You can click to watch their 3-minute Campaign Video.
Through our partnership with NFC, NYCOM is pleased to provide priority access to application briefings for our members across New York who may be interested in qualifying for funding and partnership. Funding is now available for the remainder of 2023 and 2024 site partners on a first come first serve basis so we encourage those interested to apply as soon as possible. The briefing is a 30-minute Zoom call that will qualify your community for a feasibility study and grant application.
If you would like to receive a briefing to learn more about the program and how to qualify, please fill out the short contact form on the program’s official web page.
Beginning Friday, July 14th, applications for all of the Office of Community Renewal's annual competitive grant programs will be open to accept applications. This includes the addition of the NYS HOME Program and the state-funded housing rehabilitation programs. Information for each program is available in the table below. The links provide all funding round information and materials as well as the registration information for training webinars.
As a reminder, the application deadlines for CDBG and New York Main Street are fast approaching.
Governor Hochul Announces $200 Million in Funding Available for Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs
Governor Kathy Hochul announced that $200 million in funding is available through the State's two signature downtown revitalization and economic development programs — $100 million each for Round 7 of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and Round 2 of the NY Forward program, which focuses on revitalizing smaller and rural downtowns. This year's funding brings the total amount of State investment across all rounds of the programs to $1 billion since 2016. Together, the two programs have awarded $800 million in funding to 93 communities across every region of the state. Applications are available on the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward websites. The deadline to apply is September 29 at 4 p.m.