North Country Regional Economic Development Council meets in Potsdam Friday; hosting funding workshop
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:51 am

POTSDAM -- North Country Regional Economic Development Council Friday will hold a public meeting and workshop on the seventh annual round of state funding applications on.

The pubic meeting is at 1 p.m. in Clarkson University’s Student Center second-floor multipurpose rooms. All individuals, businesses, organizations, labor and education representatives from the North Country region are welcome to attend.

Following the meeting, the co-chairs, Clarkson University President Tony Collins and North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas, will host a public outreach forum to discuss the council’s strategies for 2017.

That will be followed by a Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshop, where participants will learn about the process of submitting an application for funds in the next round of competitive regional state funding contests. That is at 2:30 p.m. in Rooms 175-177 in Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), led by council members and staff from the State Agency Resource Team.

A Clarkson campus map can be seen here.

The North Country council represents St. Lawrence, Lewis, Jefferson, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and Clinton counties in the annual competition for state aid dollars for developments projects and programs.

Tens of millions of dollars will be allotted to the different regions in the next round of funding. These funding rounds were intended to supplant “pork” allocations negotiated in the state Senate and Assembly with guidance from the governor. This year’s competition will be the seventh annual round..

More information about the CFA process and Regional Council initiative is at http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/