The Residential Agricultural Discount Program is an electricity rate discount applied to the electricity delivery charge, available beginning September 1, 2014, to eligible National Grid residential agricultural customers, as a result of funding through the New York Power Authority (NYPA) ReCharge New York program.
For more information, click here. To download an application, click here.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the availability of $20.5 million to aid farmland protection efforts and help prevent viable agricultural land from being converted to non-agricultural use. Eligible entities, including municipalities, counties, soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) and not-for-profit conservation organizations/land trusts, can apply for individual grants under the Round 13 Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Request for Proposals (RFP).
Contact Marissa Codey if you are interested in exploring these options.
Information on Farmland Protection Implementation Grants (FPIG)
Request For Proposals (RFP)
- Webinar for Potential Applicants – Request For Proposals (Content of each is identical; select best date/time for your participation.)
- 6.2.2014 Monday Morning Session Registration Info (PDF)
- 6.2.2014 Monday Afternoon Session Registration Info (PDF)
- 6.4.2014 Wednesday Morning Session Registration Info (PDF)
- 6.4.2014 Wednesday Afternoon Session Registration Info (PDF)
Request For Applications (RFA) – from Municipalities to remove unreasonable restrictions from municipal land use and subdivision regulations, zoning, and site plan requirements pertaining to agricultural land and farm operations,AND/OR establish an implementation-ready Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program for farmland protection.
The deadline for grants and combination loan guarantee/grant request is July 7, 2014.
The deadline for loan guarantee only request is July 31, 2014.
Contact Gary Pereira at USDA Rural Development with questions: (315) 736-3316 x 129.
Projects with a total project cost of $200,000 or less:
Renewable Energy: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/NY_REAP_RESG.html
Energy Efficiency: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/NY_REAP_EESG.html
Projects with a total project cost greater than $200,000:
Renewable Energy: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/NY_REAP_REFG.html
Energy Efficiency: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/NY_REAP_EEFG.html
Helpful documents: REAP 2014 NOFA; AD2106.
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