Sustainable Development & Collaborative Governance

Sustainable Development & Collaborative Governance

Comprehensive Planning Resources in New York

We're bringing together all levels of government and the private sector to address regional challenges and build a sustainable economic future for our state.

Comprehensive planning is the essential process of defining a community’s goals and directing resources, over time, to achieve them. Through comprehensive planning, public, private, and non-profit sectors can work together to promote sustainable development.

Below is an overview of grant and funding opportunities for municipalities, businesses, and community organizations statewide to undertake projects that support a region’s sustainable development goals.

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Become Part of New York's Vision for a Sustainable Economic Future

Browse our directory of state programs for public, private, or not-for-profit organizations related to regional sustainable development.

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Transform Your Community


Affordable housing. Low income housing tax credits. Funding for housing projects benefit big and small NY businesses as well as hard working New York families.

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Building Stronger, Smarter and Greener


Creating cutting edge, clean energy projects in your region can benefit your community for generations. From single family homes to large-scale commercial buildings - NY has a variety of energy incentive programs.


From repaving our roadways to pedestrian safety plans - innovative transportation projects can help improve overall traffic congestion and improve our health by reducing auto-related air pollution.

Official Handbook

View the full version of the Sustainable Development & Collaborative Governance handbook - a one-stop-shop for state grants and programs.