CDEIP Application 2014


The RVRDA is now accepting applications for its 2014 Community Development and Environmental Improvement Fund.  Eligible applicants include communities, not-for-profit organizations, institutions and other incorporated entities in St. Lawrence County that are planning to undertake a project that will provide a clear and demonstrable economic or community benefit.  Applications are due by 5:00 PM on March 31, 2014. 

The RVRDA has allocated up to $506,330 for the Community Development and Environmental Improvement Fund for 2014. 

When reviewing applications, the RVRDA and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency Local Development Corporation will give priority to those projects which most clearly support and advance community development, environmental improvement and employment opportunities.  Examples of such activities may include:

§  Projects that clearly execute provisions of the County’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy or other current County or community development plans.
§  Projects that directly promote local entrepreneurs and small business development.
§  Projects that target funds to maintain or rehabilitate existing infrastructure that relates to economic development projects that service existing businesses/industries or new businesses.
§  Projects that target funds to extend existing infrastructure-related to economic development projects (such as infrastructure that services existing businesses, industry or new businesses).
§  Projects that utilize Brownfield sites and/or underutilized/abandoned properties and buildings.
§  Projects that promote building development or redevelopment for business use.
§  Projects that support development of research/technology/IT facilities and businesses.
§  Projects that directly support local energy production and/or utilization and/or energy conservation.

Applicants and their proposed project(s) must be principally located in St. Lawrence County.

The level and form of assistance provided by the Community Development & Environmental Improvement Fund will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may include loans, grants or other means of financial assistance.  Projects which either leverage, or have demonstrated an ability to leverage, other sources of financing are preferred.  Funds may be used for a number of purposes including real estate acquisition, building construction and rehabilitation, machinery and equipment, and working capital. 

For further information about the program, or to request an application, please contact Kimberly Gilbert at the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency Local Development Corporation at 315-379-9806 or The application can also be accessed and submitted via the St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency website at


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October 18, 2018 Meeting Notice

The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency is scheduled to meet on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM at the Ernest J. LaBaff Industrial Building, 19 Commerce Lane, Canton.  Meetings of the St. Lawrence County IDA - Local Development Corporation, St. Lawrence County IDA - Civic Development Corporation and St. Lawrence County Property Development Corporation will immediately follow.