GAP Funding and Support

GAP Reimbursement Program

The GAP certification assistance program is a cost-share/reimbursement program designed to assist the specialty crop industry with the cost of an operation’s first GAP food safety audit. Funding for this program is provided by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets reimburses up to $1000 of the cost of the audit. Reimbursement may include the cost of training, obtaining required water tests, and the cost of the on-site visit. Funds are available on first-come, first-served basis.

GAP Certification Assistance Program brochure

GAP Reimbursement Application

More information:

  • USDA GAP website
    • Farm Products staff at New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets are USDA-certified GAP auditors that perform both national USDA GAP and Produce GAP Harmonized Audits on behalf of USDA.
  • Cornell National GAPS Program


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