Public Announcements


Funding Programs Available to WNY Businesses

Dear BOMA Members and Colleagues, please see the two grant programs available: 

1) NYSERDA/Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installations
2) ECIDA COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Grant Program



Site owners and developers in Central and Western New York can now apply for $11 million in available funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging station installations.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering eligible organizations with funds to help offset the costs to install EV direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations in their home Regional Economic Development Council region. First-round applications will be accepted through February 18, 2021.

Funding will cover:
• Four or more sites with public access (e.g. groceries, retail, restaurants) located at least 10 miles apart
• Minimum 1600 kW of rated charging capacity total, and 400 kW per site
• Up to 80% of the cost to install electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), including permit costs, five years of network provider costs, and extended warranty costs.

Could fast-charging stations attract new traffic to your site or provide added value to your existing customers? This program will expand Upstate NY’s clean transportation network, reduce vehicle carbon emissions, and support the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. 

Find out More About This Funding Opportunity



ECIDA COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Grant Program

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Disaster Relief PPE Cost Reimbursement Grant Program. Small businesses and not-for-profit corporations that are located in Highly Distressed Areas (defined by the U.S. Census), or that are Minority-Owned, Women-Owned or Veteran Owned, may be eligible for up to $10,000 in reimbursement for the costs of acquiring personal protective equipment or installing fixtures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 *** Small Businesses and Not-for-Profit Corporations located in communities served by their own municipal IDAs (Amherst, Clarence, Concord, Hamburg, and Lancaster) are not eligible to participate within the Erie County IDA COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Grant Program. Please contact your local IDA if you are located in one of these communities.

***Minimum Program Requirements: Please review the full program requirements prior to completing an application for funding.

For Complete Guidelines Click Here