STC’s Planning School

Local Leaders,


Southern Tier Central is happy to announce two free classes for the month of March.  On Tuesday 3/6 in Corning, please join us for a discussion on accessing grant funding from USDA-RD and New York State Environmental Facilities Corp.  Staff from these organizations will be available to discuss the grant application procedures, timeline, and funding requirements.  These staff will also be able to answer specific questions about your potential projects.  The goal for this class is that your community will be well-positioned to submit completed applications by the relevant deadline.  This class should be particularly beneficial for elected officials and municipal staff (like DPW, treasurers, and clerks), and engineers who are planning for future construction projects.  Questions will be encouraged throughout the session.  The class will be held in the STC Conference Room at 8 Denison Parkway East, Suite 310, Corning, NY (link to directions on STC’s website). 


For the first time, STC is offering a Planning School class in the Hornell Area.   Starting at 4pm on Thursday March 8th, NYS Department of State trainers will provide back-to-back training opportunities.  "Planning and Zoning: an introduction" will run from 4-6pm, followed by a dinner break, and then "Hot Button Land Use Issues" from 6:30-8:30pm.  This is an excellent opportunity for any planning board members in the Hornell area to receive their NYS required 4 hours of continuing education credits at one convenient session.  These sessions should be most helpful for Planning Board members, Planning secretaries, elected officials with questions about planning, and any interested members of the public.  Questions will be encouraged throughout the session. The classes will start at 4pm at the Hornell Community Arts Center, 56 Broadway Mall, Hornell NY 14843.


Feel free to forward/share this invitation.   A sandwich dinner will be provided at each event; the classes are free but reservations are required to ensure that we purchase enough food.    To reserve your spot call 607-962-5092 or email (and tell us which class you will attend) by 2:00 PM on the day of the event. 


Upcoming Classes:


Tuesday, March 6th 2018

5:30pm in STC's office

USDA Grant Funding

Funding opportunities with the Environmental facilities Corporation (NYS EFC)

Thursday, March 8th 2018

4:00pm at the Hornell Community Arts Center
56 Broadway Mall, Hornell

 NYS DOS Planning & Zoning Training

 "Planning and Zoning: an introduction"
"Hot Button Land Use Issues"

Thursday, April 5th 2018

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STC’s 22nd Annual Regional Leadership Conference – ALL DAY at CCC campus.

Tuesday, May 1st  2018

ARC cycle Kick-off &
Grant writing Class

Tuesday, June 5th  2018

Local Land Use Strategies for Reducing Flood Risk


Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

Possible: Form Based Code In Small Communities


Tuesday, August 7th 2018

Budgeting For Local governments

Chris Grant NYSDOS

Tuesday, September 4th  2018

Possible: Preparedness for Local Governments and Organizations

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018



Tuesday, November 13th 2018

**One week later than usual **

Possible: Accessing Census Data to Help Your Residents

(age, income, veteran & disability status, & housing stock)

Tuesday, December 4th 2018

Possible: Intergovernmental communication and agreements

2019 Dates – 2nd Tuesday of each Month





If you have any questions or have any topics you would like to be covered in upcoming sessions of Planning School, please feel free to contact me.  We look forward to seeing you!



Victoria Ehlen

Economic Development Coordinator

Southern Tier Central Regional

Planning & Development Board

8 Denison Parkway East, Suite 310

Corning, NY 14830

Phone 607-962-5092


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