As you may know, a part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s transformative plan to improve the state’s economic development model includes the introduction of a NYS Consolidated Funding Application. The CFA was created to streamline and expedite the state-assistance application process. The CFA marks a fundamental shift in the way state resources are allocated, ensuring less bureaucracy and greater efficiency to fulfill local economic development needs.
Using the CFA as the single point of entry for access to $1 billion in economic development funding, applicants will no longer have to slowly navigate multiple agencies and sources without any mechanism for coordination. Now, economic development projects will use the CFA as a support mechanism to access multiple state funding sources through one application, making the process quicker, easier and more productive.
The nine state agencies and authorities whose funding will be made available through the CFA process are Empire State Development; NYS Canal Corporation; Energy Research and Development Authority; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Homes and Community Renewal; Department of Labor; Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Department of State; and Department of Transportation. Applicants must submit their CFAs by October 31, 2011.
In addition, the New York Power Authority and Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB) will be using the CFA to implement “Recharge New York,” a new, low-cost power program for New York businesses and not-for-profits. CFAs for Recharge will be due November 30, 2011.
Application materials and a guidebook are available online at http://nyworks.ny.gov. Once the CFA is submitted by the applicant, it goes to the local Regional Economic Development Council to be reviewed and ranked as part of its strategic planning process.
To help potential applicants better understand the CFA process, a series of Workshops have been scheduled statewide, including Mohawk Valley sessions in Utica on the evening of Oct. 5, and in Cobleskill on the afternoon of Oct. 6. The workshops will include an overview of the application process, as well as breakout sessions covering the areas of Business Assistance, Community Development, and Energy and the Environment.
The Farmers’ Museum Presents An Evening of Native American Story Telling
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (09/29/2011) — Join us at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. for an evening of Native American Story Telling with Perry Ground. This special event will take place Thursday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the The Farmers’ Museum’s Crossroads Café next to Bump Tavern in The Museum’s historic village. Admission is free. For further information, please contact Maria Vann at m.vann.
Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. He has been telling stories for over 15 years and educating about the culture, beliefs, and history of the Haudenosaunee. Ground continues to share oral traditions from the elders of various Native American communities.
2011 Henry Allen Moe Prize Awarded By The New York State Historical Association
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (09.29.2011) — The New York State Historical Association is proud to announce that the exhibition catalogue Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick, edited by Deborah L. Krohn andPeter N. Miller with Marybeth De Filippis, has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts. The catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title held at the Bard Graduate Center fromSeptember 2009 through January 2010.
The Henry Allen Moe Prize is made possible by an endowment from Mrs. Henry Allen Moe in memory of her husband. Income from the endowment is used to foster and recognize scholarship in art history and decorative arts studies in the form of published catalogues of exhibitions and collections. Catalogues must feature collections from or exhibited in New York State.
The catalogue Dutch New York Between East and West, published by Yale University Press in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society and Bard Graduate Center,exemplifies the spirit of the Moe Prize. It greatly enriches understanding of life in Dutch New York in the seventeenth century through essays and catalogue entries on a wide variety of global objects. The inspiration for the book and exhibition—a 1695 inventory of a well-to-do Dutch resident of Brooklyn, Margrieta van Varick—provides a starting point for exploration, but the catalogue, which includes essays by ten authors, puts the life of this individual in the larger context of Dutch colonization through the careful reading of objects. Transcriptions of original documents, including the inventory, and numerous color photographs add to the significance of the volume.
This year’s Moe Prize committee was composed of Dr. Robin Campbell of Excelsior College, Dennis Carr of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Dr. Cynthia Falk of the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Catalogues to be considered for the 2012 Moe Prize should be sent to The Henry Allen Moe Prize Committee, Attn: Cynthia G. Falk, New York State Historical Association, P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Hwy. 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. Four copies must be received by the February 15, 2012 deadline.
This Thanksgiving, let The Otesaga do the cooking!
Bring the entire family to The Otesaga’s bountiful Thanksgiving Day Buffet from
11:30AM to 3:00PM. Dine on healthful salads, a variety of heavenly holiday
entrees, an assortment of fresh, cooked vegetables, as well as an array of
decadent desserts. Casual attire is welcome. Only $39.95 per person.
On Thanksgiving evening, from 6:00PM-8:30PM, The Hotel’s Main Dining Room dinner menu will include a traditional 4-course Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings as well as all the delicious steak, seafood and pork entrees, savory sides, and delectable desserts. Only $55.00 per person. Jackets are required for gentlemen.
Enjoy live music while you dine all day long. Children, 8-years old & under, are half price for both meala. Space is limited so make your reservations now. For more information or to make reservations, call Lori Patryn at (800) 348-6222 or (607) 544-2519.
Celebrate A Casual Thanksgiving at the Hawkeye Bar & Grill
The Hawkeye’s savory regular menu is available all Thanksgiving Day from
11:30AM-9:30PM. Families are welcome. Casual attire is expected. For
reservations, please call (607) 544-2524 or (800) 348-6222.