Resources to Keep You Informed

Final DRI Application – September 2021

Relevant Documents & Information

Relevant documents and information on the Little Falls Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) are provided below. Information will be posted continually throughout the DRI planning process as it becomes available.

DRI Planning Documents

Little Falls DRI Support Letter Template

Downtown DRI Questionnaire

Background Documents

NYS DR Five Guidebook (July 2021)

Maps and Graphics

DRI Context Map Boundaries

DRI Context Overhead Map Project Locations

DRI / Opportunity Zone Overlay

Community Meeting Presentation

DRI Public Meeting Slides-8.18.2021 (updated)

Video of community presentation (below):

Images from the meeting:


Please visit the New York State website on the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Program at the following link:

​​Additional FAQs on the Little Falls DRI are posted below. Please periodically check this page and the link above as the FAQs are updated regularly.

​How will the DRI Funds be used?

The Local Planning Committee (LPC) will develop a Strategic Investment Plan with a list of projects recommended for funding. The Plan will be completed (Date TBD) with input from the public and support from a consultant team and state planners. It will include an examination of local assets and opportunities, strategies to achieve the downtown vision, and detailed project profiles.

How will projects be selected?

The LPC will evaluate potential projects with input from the public, including projects listed in the City of Little Falls’ DRI application as well as proposals received through an open call for projects. Projects must meet all DRI eligibility criteria. Successful project proposals will be included in the Strategic Investment Plan and recommended for funding to the State. Inclusion of projects in the Strategic Investment Plan does not guarantee funding: the final selection of projects and funding amounts will be made by the State.

What is the timeline for the allocation of DRI funds?

Applications for DRI Round 5, which are available on the DRI website, should be submitted to the appropriate Regional Economic Development Council by September 15. All applications should be submitted with a $10 million award in mind but may indicate that they would also like to be considered for a $20 million award. Applicants that indicate interest in being considered for a $20 million award must respond to supplemental application questions in which they describe and confirm specific transformative or catalytic DRI projects and demonstrate the readiness of those projects and local capacity to manage the full $20 million in DRI funds. More information about both of these programs is available on the DRI website.

How can I actively participate in the Little Falls DRI planning process?

The public will be kept informed and invited to contribute ideas throughout the DRI planning and implementation process. For information on engagement opportunities, please see the “Get Involved” section of this website. For information on the DRI process, please see the “Resources” section of this website.

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