NYS Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers Grant Program

Request for Proposals 


New York State Grown & Certified is the first statewide, multi-faceted food certification program designed to strengthen consumer confidence in New York products, address food product labeling, and assist New York farmers so they can take advantage of the growing demand for foods locally grown and produced to a higher standard.

The New York State Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers Grant Program will provide grants of up to $50,000 to help NYS agricultural producers meet food safety standards and/or environmental certification necessary for participation in the New York State Grown & Certified (NYSG&C) program. Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) invites agricultural producers from across the Mid-Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, & Westchester counties) to submit an application to assist with the capital costs and to enroll in the NYS Grown & Certified program. Costs may include the purchase of machinery or equipment and acquisition or construction of new buildings. Eligible commodities include produce, dairy, eggs, shellfish, maple, beef, poultry, pork and craft beverages.

The Request for Proposals and Application can be downloaded here: 

Last updated November 30, 2018