FreshConnect: Funding for Projects that Make NY Products More Accessible to Low-Income Residents and Areas in Need – Due April 6, 2012
The FreshConnect Program is funding projects through a competitive grant process that increase access to NY farm products, including delivery programs, CSA accessibility, etc. For more information and to apply.
Funding for Protection and Improvement of Grazing Lands – Due April 6, 2012
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering producers and opportunity to sign up for voluntary conservation rental payments as part of the Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP). GRP offers landowners the ability to protect, restore, and improve grasslands on their property. For more information and to apply.
Farmland Protection Resources – Due April 13, 2012
NRCS is providing a total of $4.5 million in funding for the protection of productive farmland for continued agricultural use, under the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). For more information, eligibility requirements, and to apply.