NFP Grant Program

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ESD’s NFP Grant Program will support not-for-profit organizations that provide economic support in their region by providing matching funds for capital improvements. 

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The program offers a 50/50 matching grant with funding available for capital grants of up to $100,000 each to support projects that provide a community benefit to the area the organization serves. For example: 

  1. Expansion and/or upgrades to the organization’s facility; 
  2. Purchase of new equipment; 
  3. Capital improvements; or 
  4. Other projects at ESD’s discretion that show acceptable community benefits. 
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501(c)(3) Not-for-profit organizations whose mission is to provide an economic and community benefit to the area they serve.  

**Associations, professional service organizations and fiscal sponsors will not be considered for funding. 

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Additional Resources

Program guidelines

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How to Apply

For more information, eligible applicants should contact their local Empire State Development Regional Office or go to the NYS Consolidated Funding Application.