The Department invites Soil and Water Conservation Districts to submit proposals for funding to the Climate Resilient Farming Program. Funds are available for projects that mitigate the impact of agriculture on climate change and enhance the on-farm adaptation and resiliency to projected climate conditions. Applications must be for ONE of the following:
• Track 1: Livestock Management: Alternative Waste Management and Precision Feed Management;
• Track 2: Adaptation and Resiliency;
• Track 3: Healthy Soils NY (Systems and BMPs that support soil health and agroforestry).
Project proposals must have originated through the Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) framework. Cost share funds will be provided through Soil and Water Conservation Districts for the implementation of Best Management Practice (BMP) Systems. Availability of funding for this program is from the State Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Environmental Protection Fund, within the “Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation” account.
Proposals are due August 7, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
Proposals must be submitted via SharePoint. Mailed, delivered or faxed proposals will not be accepted. If delays or other upload issues are experienced when submitting to SharePoint, proposals may be e-mailed to the Program Manager at [email protected]
Prospective applicants with questions concerning this RFP should present those questions to:
NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
All questions must be submitted to Jennifer Clifford in writing by June 5, 2023.