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Grant Amount : $1,000+


ESD Capital Grant Program

New York State provides capital grant funding for capital-based economic development projects intended to create or retain jobs; prevent, reduce, or eliminate unemployment and underemployment; and/or increase business or economic activity in a community or Region.

See full program details here.  

Strategic Planning & Feasibility Studies

ESD offers working capital grants for economic development related projects that support:

  • Strategic development plans for a city, county, or municipality or significant part thereof
  • Feasibility studies for site(s) or facility(ies) assessment and planning

How do I Qualify?

Eligible applicants include for-profit businesses; not-for-profit corporations; business improvement districts; local development corporations; public benefit corporations (including industrial development agencies); economic development organizations; research and academic institutions; incubators; technology parks; municipalities; counties; regional planning councils; tourist attractions; and community facilities. 

Funds may be used for: 

  • Acquisition or leasing of land, buildings, machinery and/or equipment 
  • Acquisition of existing business and/or assets 
  • Demolition and environmental remediation 
  • New construction, renovation or leasehold improvements 
  • Acquisition of furniture and fixtures 
  • Soft costs up to twenty-five (25%) of total project costs 
  • Planning and feasibility studies related to a capital project 

About the Grantor

ESD Capital Grant
Lake George Regional Planning Board
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