Economically Distressed Areas of New York State

April 2021

Economically distressed areas of New York State – for the purposes of The New York Entertainment Workforce Diversity Grant Program – are locations within New York City that have a poverty rate greater than 20% or locations outside of New York City with a poverty rate greater than the statewide average. You can identify if your project location is within a New York State economically distressed area by using this look-up tool.

If the look-up tool does not find your address, use this map to search for your address. New York State’s economically distressed areas are in blue.

The following federal websites may be helpful in further information:

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)

United States Census Bureau