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Implementation of Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Plans on New York State Grown and Certified Farms (NYS G&C)

Grants to New York County Soil and Water Conservation Districts
to Implement Conservation Practices on Eligible Farms

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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

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04/06/20 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 to New York county soil and water conservation districts to implement conservation practices on eligible farms. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to assist growers in producing products using the highest environmental standards in order to protect and improve New York’s natural resources, including the water quality of its ocean and Great Lakes. Priority will be given to farms that are located in a Great Lakes Watershed or farms with direct drainage to the Ocean.

The Department and the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee are pleased to announce the availability of funds to support implementation of Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Plans on New York State Grown and Certified® (NYS G&C) farms. Funding will support environmental stewardship by providing financial assistance to implement Conservation Practice Systems on NYS G&C farms.

The goal of the implementation of AEM Plans on NYS G&C farms is to assist growers in producing products using the highest environmental standards in order to protect and improve New York’s natural resources, including the water quality of its ocean and Great Lakes. Environmental stewardship and safe handling of foods are the goals of the NYS G&C Program. 

Eligible Projects:

  • Proposed projects must meet the following project eligibility criteria in order to be fully evaluated and scored:
  • Proposed projects must be for the implementation of AEM Tier 3 plans. Tier 3 plans must be complete at the time of application.
  • Proposals must be for a single farm but may include multiple Best Management Practice (BMP) Systems.
  • Farms must be enrolled in the NYS G&C Program or a supplier of commodities to a NYS G&C processors at the time of application. Proposed projects must address acreage used for the enrolled crop(s).
  • The Agricultural Best Management Practice Systems Catalogue should be used as guidance for BMP system selection. This catalogue is available as a download on the NYSSWCC Sharepoint®. Funds may be requested for preventative or remediation practices, or both.
  • All BMPs proposed for implementation must meet the New York State Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Standards and Specifications; if no NYS NRCS Standards or Specifications exist then the practice must be designed to meet nationally recognized standards. All practices implemented must be approved by an individual with appropriate approval authority.
  • BMP Systems with an annual lifespan such as Soil Conservation – Cultural – Cover Crops that have been previously funded under the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program or other State funding source are not eligible for consideration under this RFP.

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GrantWatch ID#: 187991

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The maximum award level is $50,000 per farm.

Term of Contract:

A proposed project must be capable of completion within three years after signing a contract with the Department.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are New York County Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Ineligible Expenses:
Ineligible expenses include costs paid from other State resources and costs incurred prior to contract approval from the Department. These expenses will not be reimbursed by the State. In addition, costs associated with becoming or maintaining NYS G&C (e.g. Good Agricultural Practices Certification) are not eligible for State funding or project match.

Pre-Application Information:

- Proposals must be submitted in the Grants Gateway by 4:00 pm local time on April 6, 2020 to be considered for funding.
- Applicants should note that all clarifications are to be resolved prior to the submission of a proposal. A list of questions about the RFP and answers to those questions, as well as any addenda to the RFP, will be added to the Frequently Asked Questions document posted on the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (Department) website along with the electronic version of this RFP and other program attachments. All questions must be received by 4:00 p.m. local time, March 16, 2020. Questions and responses will be posted starting no later than January 29, 2020 through March 25, 2020. All questions and answers shall be incorporated into the RFP as a formal addendum.
- It is anticipated that the Department of Agriculture and Markets will announce grant awards by May 2020.

All entities that wish to apply for grants in New York State must be registered in the Grants Gateway. This process includes filling out and mailing a signed and notarized registration form. Registration information can be found on the Grants Management website or the Grant Opportunity Portal.

Prospective applicants with questions concerning the RFP should present those questions in writing to Lauren Prezorski.

Funding requests for this program do not require a minimum in matching funds, however, they are strongly encouraged and will be used as part of the scoring criteria.

Once an application has been selected for funding, the Department will notify the sponsor of the need to provide information necessary to complete the contract with the Department. Payments cannot be made until the contract is fully executed. Once executed, sponsors may request a 25% advance funding payment. All other payments are reimbursement based. A minimum of 10 percent of the State assistance payment will be withheld pending satisfactory completion of the contract.

Districts are not limited to the number of applications that may be submitted, however, only one application per farm is allowed.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Lauren Prezorski
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, New York 12235

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