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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.

Reducing Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Construction Materials and Products

This EPA program will help businesses manufacture, remanufacture, and refurbish construction materials for developing and verifying Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), which disclose environmental impacts across the life of a product. The EPDs generated through this grant program will make it easier for state and local governments—and other institutional buyers—to ensure the construction projects they fund are using low carbon construction materials. More information can be found here. Applications are due January 8th.

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.