The Department and the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee are pleased to announce the availability of funds to support implementation of Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Plans on New York State Grown and Certified® (NYS G&C) farms. The goal of the implementation of AEM Plans on NYS G&C farms is to assist growers in producing products using the highest environmental standards in order to protect and improve New York’s natural resources, including the water quality of its ocean and Great Lakes. Funding provided under this RFP comes from the Environmental Protection Fund, and will support environmental stewardship by providing financial assistance to implement Conservation Practice Systems on NYS G&C farms.
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.
The deadline for proposals has been extended to May 4, 2020.