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When downloading the RFP, please note Appendices 1-8 and Exhibits B and C are also available for download.


New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), is launching the Greenlight Innovation Fund (“Fund”) Request for Proposals to provide City capital funding (“City Capital”) for the development of facilities in New York City that support the Green Economy, Life Sciences, and Advanced Technology (collectively, the “Innovation Industries”).

NYCEDC has an initial allocation of up to $50 million of City Capital dollars for the Fund and intends to make multiple awards of at least $3 million per project. These awards are intended to grow and diversify the Innovation Industries that are critical to the success of New York’s economy.

This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) seeks to identify promising facilities development or improvement proposals (“Programs”) that are eligible to receive City Capital funding. The Fund is limited to Programs on one site initiated by nonprofit entities on privately-owned property. The Fund will provide City Capital for specific projects (“Projects”) that are part of the overall Program—a Project must consist of one of the following: the acquisition of real property, construction of facilities, or the purchase of equipment. NYCEDC generally seeks to fund no more than 50% of the total Program cost.

NYCEDC plans to award City Capital to project respondents on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the Program policy goals, feasibility of development plan, feasibility of ongoing operations and management, and quality of respondent team.

Optional Informational Session

An optional informational session was held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 2:00PM ET at NYCEDC’s offices located at One Liberty Plaza, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10006, and via Zoom (the link will be emailed to those who RSVP).

Additional optional informational sessions will be held virtually on February 22, 2024 and March 21, 2024. To RSVP, please register via Zoom in the date hyperlinks below. Slides from the first informational session on January 17, 2024, are posted above.
•    February 22, 2024 (2:30PM ET)
•    March 21, 2024 (2:00PM ET)


Applicants will have multiple opportunities to submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC. Questions regarding the subject matter of the RFP should be directed to [email protected]. The first round of questions closed on February 2, 2024, and answers will be posted to this webpage by February 23, 2024. The second round of questions is open and questions must be submitted no later than 5:00PM ET, on Friday, March 15, 2024. Responses to the second round of questions will be posted by Friday, March 29, 2024, to this webpage. 

Please see the RFP for details about subsequent question round deadlines. Technical questions pertaining to downloading and submitting proposals may be directed to [email protected] while the RFP is open.

Submission Requirements

SECOND ROUND RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN Wednesday, October 2, 2024, at 11:59PM ET.

Please submit your response via electronic upload by clicking here and uploading your proposal.

Responses will be accepted prior to multiple Submission Deadlines: April 12, 2024; October 2, 2024, and April 4, 2025.


It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives.

This project has M/WBE participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit For the list of companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to the

NYCEDC established the Contract Financing Loan Fund program for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public projects. Contract Financing Loan Fund facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payroll, supplies and equipment. Bidders, sub-contractors and sub-consultants are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at to learn more about the program.

Key Documents
  • March 2024 Q&A Document Second Q&A document for this RFP, posted in March 2024.
  • February 2024 Q&A Document First Q&A document for this RFP, posted in February 2024.
  • Addendum 1 Addendum #1 for this RFP.

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