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Project application and funding timeline

The grant application is due May 15, 2020. Awards are usually announced in May-June and funding begins July 1. General questions about CAT should be addressed to Marla Coppolino at (607) 254-6541 or Financial questions should be addressed to Executive Director Tami Magnus at (607) 255-3374 or

How to apply

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not fill out the application unless you have a New York State industry partner. For questions, contact Marla Coppolino at (607) 254-6541 or

Guidelines for your New York State industry partner are downloadable here.

Download the CAT application here. It is a fill-in pdf form. IMPORTANT: Save it to your computer with this filename format: lastname_firstname_CAT_appl_2020.pdf, and when complete, email it (along with supporting documents) to Marla Coppolino Copy Tami Magnus

If you have any difficulty in using the pdf form, contact Marla Coppolino to receive a Word version.

A template for the Industry Partner's letter of support can be downloadable here.

General questions or concerns regarding CAT awards can be directed to

Obligations of funding receipt

  • Three PowerPoint slides containing images devoted to the concept, innovation and impact of your project.
  • A brief Project Update in mid-January summarizing activities to the end of December.
  • A lightning talk on your project at our annual event in June.
  • new project summary  and 3-page final report  at the end of the project period. For details, please contact us.
  • Please note that you will be asked to ensure your company collaborators complete annual economic impact reporting.