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WHAT IS THE NY Forward Program?

Governor Hochul recently announced the NY Forward grant program designed to invigorate downtowns in New York’s smaller and rural communities—such as villages, hamlets and other small, neighborhood-scale municipal centers. NY Forward (NYF) is intended to build on the success of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) by adopting the same "Plan-then-Act" strategy.

Each of the State’s ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) will have the option of nominating two communities for a $4.5 million NYF award or one for a $4.5 million award plus two for a $2.25 million award following a competitive application process. The selected communities will develop a Strategic Investment Plan that includes a vision for the downtown and a catalogue of proposed transformative projects, based on community outreach and input. That plan forms the foundation for immediate and ongoing project implementation.

The Village of Coxsackie will be submitting an application to the 2022 round of the NYF program. As a first step in the NY Forward process, the Village is soliciting input from the public in order to gauge interest and collect ideas for proposed projects to include in the application. These should be capital projects, within the NYF Boundary that will help catalyze downtown revitalization, and be ready for implementation within 2 years with an infusion of NYF funds. 


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