The Department invites eligible applicants to apply for funding through the the second round of the $700,000 Farmers’ Market Resiliency Grant Program.
Funding will be available for projects such as modernizing the delivery of products; repairing, replacing, or enhancing market infrastructure; and developing or scaling up marketing and outreach efforts. Projects that help the food system remain resilient, especially when supply chain disruptions occur, will be given priority.
Eligible applicants include registered not-for-profit organizations; local municipalities; business improvement districts; public benefit corporations; and Indian tribal organizations that have experience operating at least one farmers’ market. The program will provide $400,000 for larger markets (40 or more vendors) for projects ranging from $50,000 to $100,000, and $300,000 for smaller markets (less than 40 vendors), with awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Entities awarded funding in the previous round of the program are not eligible to apply.
All proposals must be submitted online through the Grants Gateway. The deadline for proposals is 3:00 pm on November 15, 2023.
A webinar with program information was held on October 3, 2023, at 11:00 am. A recording of this webinar is available here.
Please view a current Question and Answers document for this RFP below.
All questions about this RFP must be submitted in writing to:
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Email: [email protected]