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Grants Partner Portal

Propose a Collaboration with New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on a Federal or State Grant Application

NYCEDC has created a Federal and State Grants Engagement Portal as a mechanism for organizations to express interest in engaging with NYCEDC to bring Federal and/or State grant funding to New York City. Organizations can submit requests to engage with New York City and NYCEDC by completing a short form using the link at the bottom of this page.

The form requests information about the organization, its past experience with local, State, and/or Federal programs, and its ideas for partnering on upcoming Federal or State grant programs. Organizations that are interested in partnering on multiple grant programs and/or have multiple ideas for pursuing a single grant program should submit one proposal for each program and/or idea. Please review the following before submitting a proposal.

NYCEDC’s Interest in Bringing Federal and State Grant Funding to NYC

Federal and State grants provide opportunities for New York City and NYCEDC to secure funding for projects that can move our economy forward and improve the quality of life for millions of city residents, workers, and visitors. Recent Federal legislation, such as the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the CHIPS and Science Act, will create grant opportunities that align with and support New York City and NYCEDC’s long-term goals and ambitions.

NYCEDC, in coordination with NYC government stakeholders, will proactively monitor upcoming Federal and State grant programs and consider applying to grants that:

  • Strengthen confidence in NYC as a great place to do business;
  • Grow innovative sectors, with a focus on equity;
  • Build neighborhoods as places to live, learn, work, and play;
  • Deliver sustainable infrastructure for communities and the city's future economy.

The Role of Public-Private Coalitions

Many of NYCEDC’s transformative projects involve public and private partnerships that leverage the unique contributions of multiple stakeholders. Federal and State grant programs seek similar partnerships to ensure that Federal and State funding will be deployed efficiently and effectively. Therefore, applications to such programs are most compelling when they demonstrate a public-private coalition that collectively can meet program objectives.

Building public-private coalitions and submitting compelling applications requires NYCEDC to proactively solicit ideas and identify partners for upcoming Federal and State grant programs. These ideas should be for creative, well-considered, and economically viable projects that align with the goals of both NYCEDC and the relevant Federal or State grant programs.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

The following is an initial example of potential Federal and/or State grant programs for which NYCEDC is soliciting ideas from potential partners. This list is not exhaustive and may be updated as new opportunities arise. A proposal does not have to include programs on this list.

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology Postdoc Research Program (CREST-PP)

The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. (CREST-PRP) awards are part of the overarching CREST program and provide two years of support for research experience and training for early career scientists at active CREST Centers. Proposals must be submitted by individual postdoctoral candidate. Deadline: October 6th 2023. More information can be found here.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.  Deadline for Life Sciences: October 16th 2023. More information can be found here.

Blueprint Medtech: Small Business Translator (U44 - Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage applications from Small Business Concerns (SBCs) to pursue translational activities and limited-size clinical studies to advance the development of therapeutic and diagnostic devices for disorders that affect the nervous or neuromuscular systems. Participants in Blueprint MedTech receive funding for all activities to be conducted in their own laboratories. Deadline: October 18th, 2023. More information can be found here.

NYCEDC is also soliciting ideas for other Federal and State grant programs not listed above.

Other Partnership Opportunities

Interested in partnering with NYCEDC on something other than a Federal or State grant program? View the Ideas for Impact RFEI.

NYCEDC is not offering any funding and does not intend to issue any awards or agreements on the basis of this application. It should be viewed only as a pre-competitive solicitation of ideas.