Empire State Development: East Side Commercial Corridors Program

Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood Housing Services (BFNHS) is pleased to announce a new East Side Commercial District Program (ESCDP).  With funding from Empire State Development, this program will offer grant assistance – to a maximum of $50,000 – for commercial building improvements in the MLK and Broadway Fillmore commercial corridors.  The $2 million program is part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. The MLK program area is Fillmore Avenue between East Ferry and North Parade.  The Broadway Fillmore program area is Fillmore Avenue between Sycamore and Paderewski as well as Broadway between Reed and Memorial.  

Interested, eligible property owners are encouraged to attend upcoming program roll out meetings in their districts to learn more about the program requirements, application process, assistance available through the program, and to meet Brianna Byandagara BFNHS Commercial District Program Manager. Information sessions will be held on:

Broadway Fillmore: November 7th, 2019 at Jericho Road located at 1021 Broadway at 6pm.

MLK Park: November 21st, 2019 at Merriweather Library located at 1324 Jefferson Ave at 6pm.

At both meetings prospective applicants will receive the program application as well as the ranking criteria that will be used to make funding decisions.  The consultant team will be present to provide additional information on the program as well as explain how to access free technical assistance in the preparation of the application.

For additional information, contact the BFNHS Commercial District Program Manager, Brianna Byandagara at bbyandagara@780fillmore.org.

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