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  • Department of
    Neighborhood and Business Development
    Paul Driscoll, Commissioner

    NBD Introduction Photos 
    Stephanie Pasquale, Deputy Commissioner
    Division of Neighborhood Development

      City Hall Commons, 6th Floor
      201 E. Washington St. – Syracuse, NY 13202
      Phone (315) 448-8100 – Fax (315) 448-8036

    Ben Walsh, Deputy Commissioner
    Division of Business Development

      Washington Station
      333 W. Washington St., Ste 130 – Syracuse, NY 13202
      Phone (315) 473-3275 – Fax (315) 435-3669


  • This department represents the merging of the former departments of Community Development and Economic Development. This new arrangement will ensure revitalization efforts that target the commercial corridors and business districts are aligned with the vision for the neighborhoods that surround them.
  • Syracuse Landlord Training Program
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9 am - 4 pm
    Park Central Presbyterian Church,
    504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse
    For every landlord, new to the business or established, join the Syracuse Tenants Network and experts from City of Syracuse Code Enforcement, Syracuse Police Department, Onondaga County Health Department and others to learn best practices in owning investment property. Meet with attorneys, learn about property improvement financing and grants and utilizing Section 8 and receive the latest Landlord Training Manual—an 80 page booklet full of resources and tips for property owners.
    Registration form is linked here or available at There is a $50 fee for the full day training which includes lunch.
      Please find links to Year 41's
    Request for Proposals (RFPs) for

    HOME, CDBG and ESG below:

    Community Development Block Grant (CDDG)
    CDBG Year 41 RFP
    CBDO Year 41 RFP

      Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
    ESG Year 41 RFP

    HOME Year 41 RFP
    CHDO Year 41 RFP

     Please note the deadline for
    submission of applications is
    Thursday, October 30th at 4:00 p.m. 

    For more information, or to request a hard copy of the application, please contact the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development
    Phone: (315) 448-8100    

     Technical Assistance Training
    NBD will offer a technical training session for Year 41 applicants on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    at 10: a.m. for CDBG and ESG in the SyraStat Meeting Room,
    2nd Floor, City Hall, 233 East Washington St, Syracuse NY 13202.

    A separate training session for HOME will take place
    at 11:00 a.m. in the same room.

    One-On-One Technical Assistance 
    NBD will offer one-on-one training throughout the day on
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    for CDBG and ESG (HOME TBA)
    at City Hall Commons, 201 East Washington St. (Suite 600-05),
    Syracuse NY 13202
    UNSAAC Funding Application for 2015-2016
    Click here for the UNSAAC (University Neighborhood Services Agreement Advisory Committee) funding application. The purpose of UNSAAC is to allocate funding generated by the service agreement between the City of Syracuse and Syracuse University to the benefit of the surrounding neighborhood and community. Completed applications for funding are due Friday, November 14th at 5:00pm, and can be returned to the following address: 
    City of Syracuse, NBD
    Attn: Lindsay Speicher
    201 E. Washington Street Suite 600
    Syracuse, New York 13202
    This year, members of the advisory committee will hold an applicant workshop and technical assistance session in October (date TBD). At the workshop, applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the UNSAAC process, receive individualized technical assistance on their application, and talk with committee members about their specific funding request. This year’s advisory committee includes members from Syracuse University, area organizations, and the Common Council.
    The final announcement of funding and public meeting will take place on Monday, December 15th at 5:30pm at Petit Branch Library. Please direct any questions regarding the application or request a paper copy by emailing, calling 448-8715, or visiting the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development.
    Common Council Passes Year 40 Budgets 
     DRAFT Year 40 Action Plan 
    CAPER for Program Year 39
    The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Year 39 is now available to view online. This report is produced annually by the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, and highlights the efforts and accomplishments of NBD funded agencies in meeting the goals and needs of the Syracuse community (as outlined in the Five Year Consolidated Plan 2010–2014).