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Whether your goal is to focus your community's economic development and business recruitment efforts, develop strategies and materials for marketing your community or to redevelop buildings and brownfields in your community, National Gridís Economic Development Grant Program may be able to assist you. National Gridís Economic Development Grant Program is approved by the New York State Public Service Commission.

National Gridís Economic Development Grant Program maintains a strong focus on site development, urban revitalization, strategic marketing, and facilitating customer growth through infrastructure assistance, energy efficiency and productivity improvement. The Program reflects an increasing emphasis on sustainable development, the efficient use of existing energy infrastructure, and the strategic deployment of renewable generation technologies.

Marketing Programs
Strategic Economic Development Program
Cooperative Business Recruitment
NOX Credits

Site Development
Industrial Building Redevelopment
Shovelready Infrastructure
Brownfield Redevelopment

Energy Infrastructure Programs
Electric Capital Investment Incentive
Natural Gas Capital Investment Incentive
Three Phase Power Incentive
Power Quality Enhancements
Renewable Energy and Economic Development
Community Development Programs
Main Street/Commercial District Revitalization
CleanTech Incubation
Urban Corridor Revitalization
Sustainable Gas and Economic Development
Building Ready Upstate Program

Energy Efficiency & Productivity
Energy Efficiency in Empire Zones
Small Business Growth Demand Charge Reduction
Agri Business Productivity
Manufacturing Productivity Program
Targeted Financial Assistance

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Marketing Programs

Strategic Economic Development Program
Competition for economic development projects among states and regions continues to grow. This National Grid program is designed to increase effective marketing and sales initiatives aimed at ďstrategic targets.Ē The Strategic Economic Development Program provides expertise and incremental resources to leverage more and better macro-level business attraction research, marketing and sales efforts. The goal is to generate out-of-state prospects for direct investment in National Gridís upstate New York service territory.
Program Description for Strategic Economic Development Program
Online Program Application

Coperative Business Recruitment
The Cooperative Business Recruitment program provides incremental matching funds for cooperative marketing initiatives between National Grid and regional or local economic development partners.
Program Description for Coperative Business Recruitment Program
Online Program Application

NOX Credits
National Grid can use the sale of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) at below market rates when they can be appropriately applied to site location or expansion opportunities. Benefits from this service are measured in the form of jobs and investment to a community/region served by the Company.
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Developing Your Sites

Industrial Building Redevelopment
The Industrial Building Assistance program provides grants of up to $250,000 to building owners undertaking efforts to retrofit the interior electric and gas infrastructure required to convert these buildings to multi-tenant industrial use. The grants will be made through local industrial development agencies or other quasi public development corporations.
Program Description for Industrial Building Redevelopment
Online Program Application

ShovelReady Infrastructure
The ShovelReady Infrastructure program provides grants of up to $250,000 for the installation of electric and natural gas infrastructure by local development agencies to New York state designated "Shovel Ready" BuildNow NY sites.
Program Description for Shovelready Infrastructure
Online Program Application

Brownfield Redevelopment
The Brownfield Redevelopment program provides grants to fund utility related infrastructure improvements and other costs that are necessary to progress the redevelopment of a brownfield site or vacant building.
Program Description for Brownfield Redevelopment
Online Program Application

Community Development Programs

Main Street/Commercial District Revitalization
National Grid's upstate NY service territory includes a substantial number of small to medium sized urban centers and main street corridors that possess unrealized potential and are located where we often have excess utility infrastructure and capacity. As a result of public/private partnerships and planning initiatives, communities are prioritizing and implementing unique projects that impact their competitive viability, attract investment and capitalize on their distinct development potential.

This program is designed to assist communities in realizing their goals and promote "smart growth" investment in central business districts and commercial corridors.
Program Description for Main Street/Commercial District Revitalization
Online Program Application
Upstate New York State Mainstreet Program

CleanTech Incubation
This program supports the development of a self-sustaining entrepreneurial and innovation “ecosystem” in upstate New York that will stimulate and support high growth new businesses generating new jobs and new investment in the National Grid service territory. National Grid has created this program to support initiatives that facilitate formation of new ventures or growth of high potential small ventures and also to make buildings more marketable for the creation of new jobs in the clean tech industry and other advanced technology industry sectors.
Program Description for CleanTech Incubation
Online Program Application


Urban Corridor Revitalization
This program provides matching grants of up to $1,000,000 over a two year period to municipalities, local development corporations, universities and medical complexes undertaking major neighborhood revitalization projects.
Program Description for Urban Corridor Revitalization
Online Program Application


Sustainable Gas And Economic Development
The program will provide matching grants of up to $250,000 for collaborative projects that involve an Upstate research institution, one or more sustainable gas or gas transportation technologies and a regional economic development sponsor.
Program Description for Sustainable Gas And Economic Development
Online Program Application

Building Ready Upstate Program
Many Upstate NY communities lack an inventory of quality buildings to attract new businesses. Another hurdle to overcome is the length of the approval process for constructing a new building. Empire State Development has started a program (Shovelready certification) to address the length of time necessary in permitting sites.

This program would follow the same principles of reducing the up-front time required in gaining the necessary approvals for new building construction.
Program Description for Building Ready Upstate Program
Online Program Application

Energy Infrastructure Programs

Electric Capital Investment Incentive
The Electric Capital Investment Incentive Program provides funds to help offset the customer costs associated with upgrading utility infrastructure to accommodate a business expansion or new construction project.
Program Description for Electric Capital Investment Incentives
Online Program Application

Natural Gas Capital Investment Incentive
The Natural Gas Capital Investment Incentive Program provides funds to help offset customer costs associated with upgrading natural gas infrastructure to accommodate a business expansion or new construction project.
Program Description for Natural Gas Capital Investment Incentives
Online Program Application

Three Phase Power Incentive
The 3-Phase Power Incentive program provides grants of up to $50,000 to help fund the extension of 3-phase electric service to eligible National Grid customers.
Program Description for Three Phase Power Incentives
Online Program Application

Power Quality Enhancements Program
This program offers financial incentives to qualified customers for the installation of power quality mitigation equipment and controls. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate their facility has a power quality problem that results in production, operational, or quality constraints, including but not limited to downtime and outage costs.
Program Descriptions for Power Quality Enhancements Program
Online Program Application

Renewable Energy and Economic Development
This program will fund a limited number of projects in the National Grid service territory that demonstrate alternative generation technologies while producing significant economic development benefits for the region.
Program Descriptions for Renewable Energy and Economic Development
Online Program Application

Energy Efficiency & Productivity

Energy Efficiency in Empire Zones
The Energy Efficiency in Empire Zones program provides assistance to Empire Zone businesses in the service territory of Niagara Mohawk. The program provides incentives to eligible customers for installation of energy-efficient lighting, controls, HVAC equipment, motors/electronic speed controls, and other systems that reduce energy use and/or enhance productivity.
Program Descriptions for Energy Efficiency in Empire Zones
Online Program Application

Small Business Growth Demand Charge Reduction
The Demand Charge Reduction program provides eligible businesses 2 years of electric service demand charge discounts.
Program Description for Small Business Demand Growth Charge Reduction
Online Program Application

Agribusiness Productivity
The agribusiness industry is a critical component of the upstate New York economy, both as a direct employer and wealth generator and as a key input to a large number of “downstream” manufacturing industries. The Agribusiness Productivity program provides rebates to fund energy efficiency, renewable energy delivery and/or productivity improvements undertaken by dairy businesses, dairy farms and controlled environment agricultural facilities located within the service territory of National Grid New York.
Program Descriptions for Agribusiness Productivity
Online Program Application

Manufacturing Productivity Program
Manufacturing employs over 550,000 New Yorkers and contributes $61 billion annually to New York State’s GDP. Every manufacturing job creates more that 2.5 related jobs in other sectors, and every dollar spent generates an additional $1.37 in economic activity*. Small and medium sized upstate New York manufacturers are challenged by high costs and regulatory pressures. They must continually improve productivity and performance to remain competitive in the global economy. In order to grow, they must develop new products and improve their return on investment from sales and marketing activities by finding new customers, markets, and export opportunities. This program has been developed in partnership with the Regional Technology Development Centers (RTDCs) from Western New York, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, North Country, and Capital Region and will be delivered in conjunction with these TDCs. TDC contact information is provided at the end of this program description.
Program Description for Manufacturing Productivity Program
Online Program Application


Targeted Financial Assistance
The Targeted Financial Assistance program is intended to fill gaps (either timing and/or other special circumstances related to the competitive position of the plant for new investment) in the National Grid energy discount programs by providing energy price reductions to business customers that have significant growth opportunities and severe competitive challenges.
Program Description for Targeted Financial Assistance
Online Program Application



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