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May 28, 2019 -- The Westchester County Office of Economic Development is urging businesses, organizations and municipalities to attend informational workshops being held in June to learn more about funding opportunities in the next round of the Mid-Hudson Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).

The first Westchester County workshop is being held Wednesday, June 5, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Gateway Center, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla.  The workshop will include an overview of the application and the CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions and Q&A on specific funding available by program. Staff from various NYS agencies will be on hand to answer any questions. Programs include:

Additional information sessions will be held as follows:

June 13: Port Chester Senior Center, 222 Grace Church St., Port Chester, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

June 17: Peekskill Chamber of Commerce, 1 South Division St., Peekskill, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

June 19: Yonkers Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, 4th Fl Board Room, Yonkers, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

June 20: First Source Referral Center, 247 North Ave., New Rochelle, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. 

Contact to RSVP for any of the 4 information sessions or with questions.

The deadline for CFA applications is 4 pm on July 26.

“These informational workshops are a tremendous opportunity for local business owners to learn more about the CFA application process and the funding available to expand their businesses,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. “CFA funding plays an important role in promoting economic development in our County and the Hudson Valley region,” he added.    

In 2018, the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council received $87.1 million in CFA grants for 122 projects in the Hudson Valley region. In Westchester County, 24 projects received a total of about $16 million in 2018, an increase over the $10.7 million awarded in 2017. In addition, Westchester also received $20 million in Excelsior Job Credits and $11 million in low cost economic development financing.

Businesses throughout the Hudson Valley received CFA funding last year for a wide range of projects. Here are some examples:

For more information about the CFA workshops visit https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/mid-hudson