The timeline on the New York Smart Cities Innovation Partnership has been extended one week.

From a recent LinkedIn post by Youssef Kalad – State Smart Cities Director for General Government, Technology, and Innovation at Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

“Since launching in late March, we’ve had a lot of inbound from interested cities across New York about our Smart Cities Innovation Partnership (Monday, June 8th 2020 @ 17:00). The original scope of the program remains – $2M to support local projects that improve gov’t services and resident quality of life via #smartcities technologies. Given #COVID19, this also means supporting recovery efforts, including health technologies for population management and economic impact tracking for retail business support:

Cities/towns/counties in New York should submit a short proposal for up to 3 projects they’d like to get funded by Monday, June 8th 2020 @ 17:00! Finally, we have 20+ anchor research institutions who can support cities in their project submissions. Send questions to “

More Details are Below:

Announced last month by the Governor’s Office Technology & Innovation Portfolio and Empire State Development (ESD), the pilot program will facilitate the development and integration of emerging technologies into public services. Under the program, ESD and program partner Israel Innovation Authority will each provide up to $1 million in funding to support local governments proposing projects that improve government services and resident quality of life by using smart cities technologies.


The smart cities technologies of greatest interest include:

Cybersecurity Supply Chain Solutions Real-Time Utility Monitoring
Water Purification & Containment Removal Smart Mobility & Traffic Flow Systems Unmanned Aerial Systems & Drones
Smart Agriculture & Clean Food Solutions Clean Energy & Environmental Solutions Health Technology


Given the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on local governments across the state, the program can serve as a vital lifeline to access funding to support virus response and recovery efforts. This may be by utilizing critical health technologies that support long-term patient monitoring and communication or proposing projects that enhance social services increasingly accessed remotely & digitally via smart cities technologies.


Interested cities must submit an application to be considered for funding by Monday, June 8th 2020 @ 17:00, with awards made by end-of-year. The full calendar for the program can be accessed on the website (