Fruit & Vegetable Expansion Pilot Grant Application
Purpose: Encourage the implementation of activities that support farmers in the NYC Watershed who are seeking to expand agricultural production of fruits and vegetables. The three main objectives are to protect from climate threats, improve quality of life, and begin to build the green economic engine. (PlaNYC)
Eligibility: Any NYC Watershed ‘farm operation’ as defined by Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 25-AA, SECTION 301, Subdivision 11 meaning the land and on-farm buildings, equipment, manure processing and handling facilities, and practices which contribute to the production, preparation and marketing of crops, livestock and livestock products as a commercial enterprise, including a “commercial horse boarding operation” as defined in subdivision thirteen of this section, a “timber operation” as defined in subdivision fourteen of this section, “compost, mulch or other biomass crops” as defined in subdivision seventeen of this section and “commercial equine operation” as defined in subdivision eighteen of this section. Such farm operation may consist of one or more parcels of owned or rented land, which parcels may be contiguous or noncontiguous to each other. Preference will be given to WAC participants.
Request for Applicants (RFA): A Request for Applications will be issued via existing WAC social media and local publications. The application deadline for this round is November 30, 2023. Awards will be made within six months after the deadline.
Total amount you can apply for: $5,000 in one category only.
Before submitting your application: We recommend reading through our suggested WAC Micro Grants Application Tips.
If you need assistance with please contact (607) 865-7090 or [email protected].
BE SURE TO INLCUDE ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS INCLUDING COST QUOTES ASSOCIATED TO YOUR COMPREHENSIVE PROJECT BUDGET.
Economic Viability: Fruit and Vegetable Expansion Pilot Grant Application
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