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Agriculture Development. To Promote Ag Economic Development & Increase Farm Viability in NYS Through expansion, value-added production, diversification or long-term reduction of operating costs. Funding. $3 Million Available Minimum $30,000 grants Maximum $500,000 grants

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agriculture development

Agriculture Development

To Promote Ag Economic Development

& Increase Farm Viability in NYS

Through expansion,

value-added production,

diversification or

long-term reduction of operating costs

funding
Funding
  • $3 Million Available
  • Minimum $30,000 grants
  • Maximum $500,000 grants
  • Program will pay up to 50% of total cost
  • Admin costs not to exceed 10%
program objectives
Program Objectives
  • Increase farm viability
  • Implement activities of an Agriculture & Farmland Protection Plan
  • Implement part of a business plan
  • Leverage private investment
  • Create or retain jobs
  • Increase ag business activity in region
  • Respond to goals and objectives of Regional Council
eligible applicants
Eligible Applicants
  • Counties & Municipalities
  • Local Development Corps
  • Regional Development Corps
  • Public Benefit Corps
  • Industrial Development Agencies
  • Farm Credit Institutions
  • Not-for-Profit Corps
project costs
Project Costs

Eligible Costs

  • machinery & equipment
  • construction
  • acquisition or expansion of buildings
  • working capital
  • processed agriculture commodities
  • root stock
  • architectural & engineering costs
  • consultants
  • administrative costs*

Ineligible Costs

  • feasibility studies
  • planning studies
  • research
  • educational programs
  • indirect or overhead
  • application preparation
  • any cost not directly related to the project
  • any cost incurred prior to the award
disbursement of funds
Disbursement of Funds
  • Only after the execution of the contract
  • Only for work completed after the award
  • Disbursed on a reimbursement basis
  • Must submit voucher, budget and report
  • 10% retained to ensure completion of work
  • Final payment provided with voucher, final budget and final report
contact
Contact

Steve McGrattan

Ag Development Specialist

NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

10B Airline Drive

Albany, NY 12235

steve.mcgrattan@agriculture.ny.gov

518-457-7836