Shared services conference held at the Binghamton University Downtown Center


       Binghamton University’s Center for Applied Community Research and Development in the College of Community and Public Affairs will co-sponsor, with the New York State Department of State, one of nine regional Shared Municipal Services Incentive Program conferences at the Binghamton University Downtown Center on Thursday, October 18.

       The one day conference is organized to assist communities in understanding and applying for the almost $14 million in funding available under the state’s Shared Municipal Services Incentive (SMSI) grant program. These competitive grants are available to two or more municipalities to develop projects that will improve efficiency and result in savings through shared services, cooperative agreements, mergers, consolidations and dissolutions. Eligible municipalities include counties, towns, cities, villages, and special improvement districts, fire districts, school districts and BOCES. Grants of up to $200,000 per municipality, with a 10 percent cash match, are available.

       The Greater Binghamton, Tioga, Tompkins, and Chemung Chambers of Commerce are supporting the event along with the Southern Tier East and Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Boards.

       For more information or to register for the conference, contact Mike Hattery at or (607) 777-9185, or Steve Jackson at or (607) 777-9154.

Last Updated: 9/17/13