NYS Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers Grant Program

APPLICATION DUE DATE: February 25, 2022

Request for Proposals 

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County is seeking Proposals for the New York State Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers Grant Program to 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 for funding to assist them with the capital costs related to becoming NYS Grown & Certified. Costs may include, but not be limited to, 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. Visit the CCEDC website at http://ccedutchess.org/ or call us at 845-677-8223 x116 for an application. Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2022, and must be received by CCEDC via email.

The Request for Proposals and Application can be downloaded here:

   CCEDC Grown and Certified RFP 

Contact

Miriam Boateng
Association Resource Educator
mb2377@cornell.edu

Last updated January 21, 2022