Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Current Funding Opportunities

Grants Gateway Notice:

Beginning January 1, 2014, State agency grant funding opportunities will be posted on the Grants Gateway. The Grant Opportunity Portal will provide a one-stop shop to access all available State agency grant funding. All grant funding opportunities will require applicants to register as a user on the Grants Gateway system in order to apply. In addition, all not-for-profit organizations must be prequalified in order to do business with New York State.

Please visit the Grants Gateway at and select the Grantee section to register and prequalify.

Please note that our address for both mailing and hand delivery is:

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235

2019 Farm to School

RFP0200 - 2019 Mobile Markets Grant Program

RFA0210 - Community Resiliency Training Program
Due Date: Funds are available until February 28, 2022, on a first come, first served basis until funds for this purpose are exhausted.

RFP0171 - Restaurant and Catering Services at the Empire Room/Somerset Room at the New York State Fairgrounds
Due Date: June 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)

RFP0204 - Round 25 Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution Abatement and Control Program
Due Date: July 22, 2019

IFB0206 - Rental of Mobile Restrooms and Pumping Services During the New York State Fair
Due Date: September 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)

IFB0208 - Rental of Audio, Lighting, Staging and Backline for Entertainment and Concerts during the Annual Great New York State Fair
Due Date: April 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)

RFP0202 - Round 4 Climate Resilient Farming Program
Due Date: May 13, 2019

RFP0203 - Erosion and Sediment Control Implementation in the Genesee River and Finger Lakes Watershed

RFP0157B - CAFO Waste Storage and Transfer System Program

RFA0181 - Source Water Buffer Program

Farmland Protection Implementation Grants (FPIG)

         Round 17 Request For Applications (RFA) - Dairy Transitions Farmland Protection Initiative (Phase 2)

Webinar presentation
Project Eligibility Criteria Checklists:
            Central, Eastern, Hudson Valley, Long Island, Western,
            Sample Financial Worksheet (Excel)

         Round 16 Request For Proposals (RFP) - Conservation Easement Projects          Round 15-B Request For Applications (RFA) - Transaction Costs for Donated
         Agricultural Conservation Easements
         Round 15 Request For Applications (RFA) - Option Agreement Projects

County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Grant

  • PDF Request For Applications (RFA0173)
  • PDF Frequently Asked Questions
  • PDF Application Instructions for Grants Gateway
  • PDF Circular 1500 Article 25AAA - Agricultural and Farmland Protection Program
  • PDF List of Eligible Counties

Municipal Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Grant

  • PDF Request For Applications (RFA0161)
  • PDF Frequently Asked Questions
  • PDF Application Instructions for Grants Gateway
  • PDF Circular 1500 Article 25AAA - Agricultural and Farmland Protection Program

Good Agricultural Practices Certification Assistance Program

  • PDF GAP Certification
  • PDF GAP Application
  • PDF NYS Vendor ID - FAQ
  • PDF DOC NYS Vendor ID Form: Substitute Form W-9
  • PDF DOC Claim For Payment

Soil and Water Division

Specialty Crop Funds Available

Organic Certification Reimbursement

Offers organic producers reimbursement of their certification costs up to a maximum of 75 percent or $750. The certification must be done by a USDA accredited certifying agency.The reimbursement is for newly certified producers and processors, or existing producers and processors renewing their certification. Application.

Single Source Contracts

A new subparagraph ii was added to Section 163(10)(b) to limit the use of single source procurements to circumstances where a formal competitive process is not feasible and provide that the term of the single source contract shall be only for a period of time until such circumstances are ameliorated. Furthermore, State agencies must document in the Procurement Record why competition is not feasible and publish these reasons on its website within 30 days of awarding a single source contract. This is in addition to the requirement that single source contracts be let in only unusual circumstances where material and substantial reasons exist 

Single Source Exemption

  • PDF Animal Health Testing
  • PDF Single Source Exemption HRI
  • PDF Single Source Agreement NYIRN
  • PDF Single Source Exemption Arkansas Experimental Station
  • PDF Singel Source Exemption Farmers Market Federation EBT
  • PDF Single Source Exemption Milk For Health Niagara Frontier
  • PDF Single Source Exemption Cornell University for Avian Influenza Surveillance Testing

Non-Department Funding Opportunities

New Farmers Grant Fund

Market Access Program

The Department also assisted food companies in securing federal Market Access Program funds through Food Export USA-Northeast for their individual branded product market development and promotion activities. In 2009, 52 New York companies were allocated over $2.4 million. This program will reimburse up to 50% of eligible marketing expenses for qualified companies.

SARE Farmer/Grower Grant Program

The Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE) encourages farmers in the northeast who want to explore innovative sustainable practices on their farms to apply for this grant. The Farmer/Grower Grant program allows farmers and growers to conduct experiments, try new approaches, and test emerging ideas about agricultural sustainability. The emphasis is on new ideas that advance good stewardship, improve farm profitability, and strengthen rural communities. For more information and an application, go to


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