The Renewal Community Office recognizes that small communities in New York City need to have an economy that fosters business development and employment for low- and middle-income people. Through the Office of Community Renewal`s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Program, the Office of Community Renewal provides grants to municipalities that wish to promote economic development activities that create or maintain jobs for low- and middle-income individuals. The objective of the programme is to fund projects that lead to quality, full-time, well-paid jobs offering services and training to low- and middle-income people. The awards are given to the community of candidates and not directly to the companies. The means of economic development are flexible and can be used for legitimate business purposes. The CDBG Economic Development, Small Business Assistance and Microenterprise Applications are operated through an open-round process on the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) portal. Open-round applications include a two-step process. First, an applicant must complete a preliminary application called a pre-submission. The pre-submission form is reviewed by the Office of Community Renewal. If the pre-submission form meets the requirements of the CDBG program, the applicant receives a formal invitation to apply. The invitation to apply allows the applicant to continue the second stage, the full application.
An applicant must complete the complete application within 60 days of the application on the CFA portal. The open round process for cdBG Economic Development, Small Business Assistance and Microenterprise does not share the CFA deadline. Open-round applications can be submitted throughout the year. A CFA application for cdBG Economic Development, Small Business or Microenterprise Assistance cannot include applications from other sources of funding under the same application. . . .