The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) scores were published yesterday and we are very pleased to announce how well our clients did this round!
But first a bit of a primer for those that may not understand what we are talking about. The CFA is one application to apply for many different pots of money that New York State awards each year, by region, for projects that promote the region’s priorities and economic development.
Scores are given by the regional council to each application. Either a 5, 10, 15 or 20 is awarded, 15’s and 20’s are priority projects as designated by the region.
After the scores from the region are given, the applications go on to the state department that awards the funds for another round of review. Almost all projects with a 20 are awarded at least some funding. Many 15’s are also awarded funding. Lower than those scores and they are almost never awarded funding.
We submitted 5 applications this year. One was kicked out due to a technical error. We have 4 applications in the running, and…
Drum Roll please….
3 applications scored a perfect 20! One application scored a 15!
20’s were awarded to:
The 15 was awarded to the Town and Village of Ellicottville for a Local Government Efficiency initiative
Yes, we are very proud of the work we did and the great projects we are submitting for funding.
So, stay tuned. The final awards are announced in December. We hope to have a big announcement then on how Upper Edge Consulting is helping promote economic development in Western New York!