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Show Me the Money! NYS Funding Opportunities Going on Now

Show Me the Money! NYS Funding Opportunities Going on Now

There’s something for everyone in Round XII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Apply using the NYS Consolidated Funding Application by July 29 at 4 p.m. for a variety of funds to help your community thrive. To help you quickly identify potential funding, we created the following cheat sheet,
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JUNE 9 Update: NY County Gas Caps

JUNE 9 Update: NY County Gas Caps

We recently published an article about NY county gas caps, based on information available in May. Since then, several counties updated how they are handling the cap. In an abundance of caution, we felt it best to update our piece based upon these recent changes.  It should be noted that
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AIM for More Local Funding

AIM for More Local Funding

Thanks to New York’s Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) program, since 2006 New York state has provided AIM funds to cities, towns, and villages for use as they deemed fit – for anything from water and sewer to police and fire services. In part, AIM was designed to provide
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Do You Know About These Finance Resources Available through the State?

Do You Know About These Finance Resources Available through the State?

New York State’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System helps counties, cities, towns, villages, and school districts check vital signs for fiscal health and, when appropriate, proactively take action to address and fix issues. Take a moment to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with the tools and resources the state offers to monitor,
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Do’s and Don’ts for Fund Balance

Do’s and Don’ts for Fund Balance

Creating a strong fund balance and reserve policy that has the support of the local community takes work. Following are some do’s and don’ts municipal leaders should keep in mind as they make plans to create, maintain, and use a fund balance. This article will focus on the fund balance
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Why You Need to Update Your Cybersecurity Now

Why You Need to Update Your Cybersecurity Now

The war in Ukraine is closer than you think. Recently, the  White House warned malicious attacks could be just a few keystrokes away, making it critical for local governments to close their digital doors, put their shields up, and protect people, data, and infrastructure from the disruption a cyberattack can
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What’s Next – ARPA for NEUs

What’s Next – ARPA for NEUs

To recap: The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund will provide $19.53 billion to support tens of thousands of non-entitlement units (NEUs) of local government as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) funding passed through New York State. The funding was allocated to NEUs using a specified formula
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Are You on Track to Get Your Share of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Funds?

Are You on Track to Get Your Share of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Funds?

Over the next five years, the Federal government will invest $1.2 trillion to fix, maintain, and upgrade aging roads, bridges, railways and railroads, airports, water systems, broadband, cybersecurity, the electricity grid, and a lot more. What can you do now to maximize the impact IIJA can have on your local
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