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RFA 0219 - Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Round 17 - Dairy Transitions Farmland Protection Initiative

RFA 0219 - Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Round 17 - Dairy Transitions Farmland Protection Initiative
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Overview

This grant opportunity is being offered to implement conservation easement projects with owners of viable agricultural lands that are associated with a dairy farm operation at risk of conversion to non-farm uses. Proceeds from the purchase of development rights (PDR) transaction on viable agricultural land will offer these landowners an opportunity to either reinvest those monies to enable greater diversification of the farm operation or the transfer of ownership to a new owner of the same or different type of farm operation. Moreover, the viable agricultural land permanently protected as the result of each awarded conservation easement project will remain in continuing agricultural use.

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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.

All non-profit organizations applying for grants in New York State must be prequalified in the Grants Gateway prior to submitting their grant applications. 

Additional Resources

Contact the Farmland Protection Implementation Grants team

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The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

10B Airline Drive

Albany, New York 12235