Assemblyman John Ceretto (R,I-Lewiston) is teaming up with the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) to announce new training workshops aimed at local job creators. The workshops are intended to help business owners apply for state funding available through the Regional Economic Development Councils. The latest round of economic development funding provides $750 million statewide to stimulate job creation and growth.
“Thanks to the impressive plan offered by our region’s Economic Development Council, Western New York did extraordinarily well in the first round of Regional Economic Development funding awards,” said Ceretto. “I am encouraging local businesses to participate in the upcoming workshops in order to help ensure a similar outcome for Round Two.”
To maximize participation in the process and ensure high-quality applications from project applicants, the WNYREDC will be hosting three training workshops to explain the programs and eligibility standards as well as recent improvements to the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process.
The schedule for CFA Workshops in Western New York includes:
- Tuesday, May 15 at Buffalo State College, Bulgar Hall Communications Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday, June 7 at the Niagara Falls Conference Center, 101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, June 7 at the Jamestown Community College, Katherine Carnahan Training and Conference Center, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14701 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The training workshops are free and open to economic development officials, municipalities, nonprofits and businesses. Attendees are asked to pre-register at: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/western-new-york.