Round 9 of New York’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative is now underway providing more than $750 million in state economic development resources. The Consolidated Funding Application will open to applicants on May 1, enabling businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the public to begin applying for assistance from dozens of state programs through a single application. Through the past eight rounds more than $6.1 billion has been awarded to create and retain more than 230,000 jobs statewide.