Federal, State & Local Ties

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County (CCE Albany) is a community-based extension of New York's land grant university, Cornell University, and exists through the cooperation of three partners: county, state and federal governments. The following documents describe those partnerships.

  • This diagram on the Cornell University Cooperative Extension website illustrates the Cornell Cooperative Extension Organizational Structure and the relationship between campus, state and national extension networks.
  • Memorandum of Agreement between Cornell and the USDA: Establishes Cornell University’s annual agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture which defines Cornell University’s responsibilities for extension program leadership and management.
  • Memorandum of Agreement with Cornell University: An annual agreement signed by Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County to carry out the provisions of County Law, State of New York, Section 224, which provides state funding for Cornell Cooperative Extension associations and for area and statewide specialists.
  • NYS County Law, Article 5 § 224 - Optional appropriations and contracts for public benefit services Sets forth (in #8) requirements regarding the establishment and operation of county cooperative extension associations, including roles & responsibilities of their boards, funding, and their relationships and contractual obligations with county government and Cornell University.
  • Memorandum of Agreement with Albany County: Required annually for the purpose of establishing and formalizing the transfer Albany County tax funds to CCE Albany for the work of the Association.
  • Constitution & By Laws of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County  [Adopted 2013] 10-page document setting forth the name and objectives of this Association; policies regarding selection, composition, duties and terms of service for its Board of Directors; election of Board officers; provisions for holding meetings; and operating guidelines.


Lisa Godlewski
Association Executive Director
(518) 765-3500

Last updated December 11, 2020