DRI Round 4 Applications

TOP DRI Round 4 Applications
Overview
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Now in its fourth year, the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) will invest $100 million into 10 additional downtown areas across the state. One area in each of the ten Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) regions will be selected by the REDC to receive a $10 million investment that includes funding to develop a strategic investment plan and implement transformative projects. DRI areas are selected through an application process that considers each downtown's potential for transformation. The DRI Four Guidebook describes the types of attributes that are considered by the REDCs.

Applications from interested communities must be submitted electronically to the REDC for their region at the email address below. All applications should be prepared using the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Application.

  • In New York City, the Borough Presidents’ offices will be the official applicants to the REDC and organizations interested in proposing an area for DRI funding should contact the respective Borough President’s office as soon possible. Based on these proposals, each Borough President’s office will develop and submit no more than two applications for consideration by the REDC.

  • Applicants in the Mid-Hudson region must limit their application to a total of 15 pages, and no attachments will be accepted. The map of the DRI Area requested in question number 1 must be part of the 15-page limit.


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Due Date
Due Date
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Applications for areas outside of New York City must be received by the REDC no later than 4:00 PM on May 31, 2019.

Applications for areas within New York City must be received by the Office of the Borough President no later than 4:00 PM on May 10, 2019.

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Public Support
Public Support
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The applicant should conducted an open and robust community engagement process resulting in a vision for downtown revitalization and a preliminary list of projects and initiatives that may be included in a DRI Strategic Investment Plan. Prior to submission, applicants must have held a minimum of one meeting or event to solicit public input on the community vision and potential projects.

View the link to hear discussion with past winners about the value of community outreach:

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Submission
Submission
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Applications from interested communities must be submitted electronically to the relevant Regional Economic Development Council at the email address in the table below. Proposals for areas within New York City must be emailed to the relevant Office of the Borough President, which in turn, will develop no more than two formal applications for submission to the NYC Regional Economic Development Council.

Counties: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington

Counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego

Counties: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Counties: Nassau, Suffolk

Counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Counties: Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Schoharie

Counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence

Counties: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins

Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara

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