Each summer, New York State’s streamlined Consolidated Funding Application (“CFA”) provides access to dozens of state funding sources.
Choice Words specializes in the CFA application process: since 2013, we’ve won 68 CFA awards for our clients, totaling $47.5 million.
Since 2011, New York State’s streamlined Consolidated Funding Application (“CFA”) has provided access to dozens of state funding sources via a single application, abolishing bureaucratic delays and expediting funding.
Applying for a CFA is a complicated process, however, involving lengthy online registration, participation in meetings, and a highly detailed application incorporating sometimes dozens of documents.
Choice Words has been filing CFAs since its inception, and its associates have become experts at navigating the system. They’ve come to specialize in the CFA process, and are known as the grant writers for the job. Choice Words can provide a team of professional grant writers to expedite the labor-intensive CFA application process, and deliver results.
Our success rate speaks for itself:
2019 – 7 CFA wins: $4.9 million
2018 – 8 CFA wins: $3.3 million
2017 – 9 CFA wins: $7.3 million
2016 – 12 CFA wins: $8.3 million
2015 – 8 CFA wins: $6.5 million
2014 – 7 CFA wins: $4 million
2013 – 3 CFA wins: $1.4 million
“Choice Words handled every aspect of our successful CFA application. Their talented team helped us navigate an involved and at times confusing application process, eventually winning a $2 million award that will help move our project rapidly forward.”
– Michael Bonura – Founding Partner, Bonura Hospitality Group
“The team from Choice Words is an absolute joy to work with. They successfully guided us to obtaining a CFA grant this year. They are responsive, knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend them.”
– Scott Branovan – Managing Partner, Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex
“Without their help, the New York State Business Incubator and Innovation Hot Spot support program…would not have awarded OCBA our [CFA] grant of $375,000.”
– Lawrence Gotlieb – CEO, Hudson Valley Economic Development Council