Naturally Lewis, through the Lewis County Devlopment Corporation and in partnership with Lewis County, is able to offer grants specific to our local communities. In addition to these, partner organizations offer grants for vaious purposes with unique elibibility and additional requirements.
Lewis County, NY is seeking creative entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their businesses that will enhance the quality of life for residents, and make Lewis County a more attractive place to live, work, and play.
The Façade & Streetscape Improvement Program aims to revitalize the historic character and attractiveness of villages and hamlets in Lewis County through public and private investment.
National Grid’s Economic Development Grant Program maintains a strong focus on site development, urban revitalization, strategic marketing, and facilitating customer growth through infrastructure assistance, energy efficiency and productivity improvement. The Program reflects an increasing emphasis on sustainable development, the efficient use of existing energy infrastructure, and the strategic deployment of renewable generation technologies.
NBRC awards up to $1,000,000 to eligible infrastructure projects, up to $350,000 for all other types of eligible projects. A public body, such as the IDA, village or Town must apply, so if you have a project that needs supporting infrastructure, ask the appropriate entity to apply.
A centerpiece of Governor Andrew Cuomo's strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) were put in place in 2011 to redesign the state's approach to economic development, replacing a top-down approach to economic development that did not recognize the unique resources and strengths of each of New York's regions. The CFA process replaced multiple applications for economic development projects with a single application for state economic development resources from numerous state agencies, and institutionalized the role of the Regional Councils in identifying priorities for state resources.
The USDA offers loans, grants and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure. They work to promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools. USDA offers technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.