The Department invites applications for financial assistance to implement certain farmland protection activities described in or otherwise consistent with agricultural and farmland protection plans that have been adopted by counties or municipalities. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide state financial assistance to enable local initiatives that are intended to maintain the economic viability of the state’s agricultural industry and its supporting land base and to protect the environmental and landscape preservation values associated with agriculture.
Grant applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. The RFA will remain open and awards will be made until such time as available funds are fully committed, or the RFA is closed.
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.