Empire State Development Resources

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Welcome! We at the BNMA have put together a resource page just for our members! You will find links to many different resources that are available in the WNY region to help support yoru business needs; such as grant money, childcare support, workforce development on the job training reimbursements, resources to help you expand your products into international markets.

ESD Consolidated Funding Application (under ESD Manufacturing Grant Funding):

Funding is available for the following projects:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Community and Waterfront Revitalization
  • Direct Assistance to Businesses
  • Energy and Environmental Improvements
  • Low-Cost Financing
  • Municipal/Public Infrastructure
  • Parks, Historic Preservation and Heritage Areas
  • Sustainability Planning Assistance
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Workforce Development

ESD Consolidated Funding Application


Global NY’s mission is to promote competitiveness and foster economic activity by helping New York State small businesses export their products and services globally. Under the Global NY banner, we also attract international businesses to consider expansion to NYS through various incentives.

Global NY

Federal Grants - Link to NIST open grant applications: Link to NIST