The New York State Grown & Certified Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Development Grant Program will provide grants on a competitive basis to eligible applicants (Program Administrators) who will administer a grant program that will assist agricultural entities in implementing projects that will invest in critical farm infrastructure, adopt state-of-the-art practices, purchase innovative technology or equipment, or conduct cutting edge research to aid in the development of new products to meet consumer demand marketed under the New York State Grown & Certified program (NYS G&C).
Projects must have a direct and timely benefit to New York agricultural producers/processors and significance to the region served by the eligible applicant. The Program will be administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM).
The NYS Grown & Certified Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Development Grant Program application can be found on the NYS Consolidated Funding Application website.
Applicants applying to be Program Administrators must meet the July 29, 4pm deadline. Agricultural entities wishing to apply for funding for a capital or research and development project will have a separate deadline later this year, after Program Administrators have been identified.
Individual agricultural entities applying to this program must be currently enrolled in the NYS Grown & Certified program (NYS G&C) or provide a letter of commitment stating they will be enrolled by the conclusion of the project.