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Cayuga County will host a technical assistance meeting next week in advance of the second round of the Alliance for Economic Inclusion funding initiative.

Cayuga County will host a technical assistance meeting next week to help local service providers and community members prepare for the second round of the Alliance for Economic Inclusion initiative.

A part of the state's CNYRising Upstate Revitalization Initiative, the AEI is a $30 million anti-poverty initiative formed to address poverty in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oswego and Onondaga counties.

In preparation for the upcoming second round of request for proposals for projects, Cayuga County is hosting a meeting for stakeholders and constituents to hear directly from the AEI's administrative team.

According to a release from the county, the meeting will touch on the AEI's establishment, the process and outcomes of the first round of proposals and awards, and information on the second round.

Projects that were awarded funding in the previous round dealt with issues including post-secondary education, neighborhood revitalization, access to startup funding, early-childhood education, transportation and workforce development.

On the AEI board, Cayuga County is represented by County Director of Community Services Ray Bizzari and Samantha Frugé, economic development technical specialist at Cayuga Economic Development Agency.

The meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 on the 6th floor of the County Office Building at 160 Genesee St., Auburn.

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Staff writer Ryan Franklin can be reached at (315) 282-2252 or ryan.franklin@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @RyanNYFranklin

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