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Open Call for DRI Project Proposals



Thank you to everyone who submitted an application!

General Information

The Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) aims to fund projects that will support healthy, vibrant, walkable downtowns that catalyze sustainable economic development and bring numerous economic, social, and environmental benefits. As part of the DRI planning process, the Clinton-Kirkland Local Planning Committee (LPC) will evaluate potential projects submitted through this Open Call for Projects with input from the public. The LPC will then recommend a selection of these projects to include in the Clinton-Kirkland DRI Strategic Investment Plan. In total, the recommended slate of projects will exceed the DRI funding available for implementation. The state will review the projects in the Plan and make the final selection of which projects will receive DRI funding.

The LPC is encouraged to choose private, public, and not-for-profit projects that will: 

  • Have a transformative impact on the downtown;

  • Catalyze additional private and/or public investment and socio-economic benefits;

  • Provide broad public benefit including co-benefits beyond the project's primary purpose;

  • Be ready for implementation in the near term (within 2 years);

  • Most effectively advance the community's vision and goals;

  • Align with the DRI program goals and eligibility requirements; and

  • Represent an effective and efficient use of public resources.

Taken together, the projects should represent a holistic approach to downtown revitalization.  A 10% cash equity match is required for private projects. There are no further match requirements, however private projects that demonstrate significant leverage will be more competitive. Public and not-for-profit projects that include matching funds may also be considered more competitive.

Open Call for Projects

The Clinton-Kirkland Local Planning Committee (LPC) invites the submission of transformative DRI project proposals to an open call for projects. Successful submissions will be included in the Strategic Investment Plan and recommended for funding to the State. Please note that submission of projects through this call and the Strategic Investment Plan does not guarantee funding: the final selection of projects and funding amounts will be made by the State.

Submission Period: June 12 - July 17, 2023 (extended) - NOW CLOSED

Submission Instructions:

To be considered, project proposals must be submitted electronically or in hard copy by close of business (5:00pm) on Monday July 10th.* Projects must adhere to the requirements outlined in the submission form below. - *extended to July 17th 

  1. Please carefully read the instructions in the submission form including the eligibility and evaluation criteria before beginning your submission.​

  2. Please download and fill out a submission form, addressing each question as completely as possible. Supporting documents may be included as attachments.

3. Please submit your project proposal in one of the following ways:

A) Electronic Submission: Email the completed submission form and any attachments to the address below with the subject line “Clinton-Kirkland DRI Submission: [Project Name]”. Please note there is a 20 MB limit per email. Please send large attachments over 20 MB as links or contact the email below to coordinate delivery.   


Aidan McKibbin

B) Hard Copy Submission: Download and complete the submission form. Please verify all text is visible (within boxes) before printing - an MS Word version of this form is available upon request, or
attach additional pages if needed. Please mail or hand-deliver the completed form and supplemental attachments to:


Village Clerk's Office at Lumbard Hall
100 N Park Row
P.O. Box 242
Clinton, NY 13323


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  Monday July 17, 2023, 5:00pm - CLOSED!

Submit questions regarding this call for proposals in writing to:  


Aidan McKibbin  amckibbin[at]   

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