Saratoga Partnership Grant Bulletin

The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership is Saratoga County’s Economic Development organization leading the public and private sectors to achieve economic success for our businesses and residents.

The Saratoga Partnership is the first point of contact for business retention, expansion, and attraction. We also work with our local communities to build the business ecosystem and assist with funding critical resources that help grow our economy.

Below is a list of grants available for Saratoga County communities and businesses. The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership can assist communities strengthen their grant proposals by offering technical assistance and support. For more information, please contact Michael Hagerty, economic development specialist at 518.871.1887 or email

Alternative Transportation and Congestion Mitigation Projects Sought in Saratoga

The New York State Department of Transportation offers $100 million in grants to support local efforts to meet Clean Air Act requirements. The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership participated in the mandatory NYSDOT webinar in order to qualify the area for grant funding and to facilitate technical assistance to eligible applicants such as counties, towns, cities, regional governmental entities, and regional transit agencies. Pre-applications are due June 28. The full applications are due August 16.

Program Eyes Heritage and Economic Capabilities of Canalway Enhancements

Up to $1 million in grants are available to municipalities and nonprofit organizations located along the Erie, Champlain, and Cayuga-Seneca Canal corridors. This competitive 50-50 matching grant program must be related to capital projects. The minimum grant request is $25,000 and the maximum is $150,000. The grant applications are due through the consolidated funding (CFA) process on July 27. For more information about the grant program, please visit the NYS Canalways website.

Empire State Development Seeks to Capitalize Business Opportunities

Empire State Development makes available $150 million to incentivize private investments in New York State communities. Eligible applicants include businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, and public benefit corporations, including industrial development agencies and community facilities. The program offers up to 20% project financing for business, infrastructure, and economic growth investments. A full list of ESD grants and all New York State CFA grants are available here.

Engineering Planning Grants for Community Wastewater Planning

Municipalities in the Capital District with a median household income below $65,000 are eligible to seek grants to help pay for the initial planning associated with Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality projects and Water Quality Improvement Projects (WQIP). Up to $3 million is available. Applications are due July 27. Click here to visit the website.

Electricity Available at Discounted Prices for Eligible Businesses

ReCharge New York, a New York State Power Authority Program, focuses on job creation or retention for existing, expanding, or new businesses. Grants will be evaluated based on the significance of the cost of electricity to applicant’s total operating costs, new capital investments resulting from RNY allocations, and other business cost considerations in addition to consistency with regional economic development goals. Grant applications are accepted through the CFA and are due July 27.

NYS CDBG Program Assists Communities with Infrastructure, Business Needs

Eligible local governments can apply for significant grant funding for public infrastructure, public facilities, planning and microenterprise as well as economic development and small business assistance. Grant applications are due July 27. The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership can assist communities strengthen their grant proposals by offering technical assistance and support.  Click here to learn more. 

Local Government Efficiency Touted By Department of State

The Local Government Efficiency (LGe) Program provides technical and financial assistance to local governments for projects that achieve savings and improve municipal efficiency through shared services and municipal reorganization. Some local examples of this grant include the functional consolidation of water districts in the Town of Corinth and the Capital Region Shared Student Transportation Project from the Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga BOCES. Grants are accepted throughout the year. For more information, please go to the website.