New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
01/28/19 4:00 PM ET
Grants of up to $50,000 to New York land trusts to cover the costs of appraisals for landowners seeking to donate or sell development rights on agricultural lands. Funding is intended to help local governments in their efforts to protect farmland. Eligible projects must have a site plan approved by the Department before receiving funding.
Pursuant to Section 325-a of New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, and considering that appraisals are the principal factor used to determine the value of development rights for conservation projects, this grant is being offered to land trusts to assist local governments with farmland protection efforts identified in Commissioner approved Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plans.
Eligible projects will pay for the cost of qualified appraisals (see section 2.2.1) for land owners considering selling or donating a perpetual conservation easement on viable agricultural land. Before funds will be provided for a specific project, a site plan for each project must be approved by the Department (see section 2.2.1).
GrantWatch ID#: 184205
Awards of up to $50,000 will be granted to successful applicants.
Projects are expected to be completed within 2 years with a total contract length of 3 years from date of award. Awards are anticipated to be announced in March 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
All proposals must be submitted online through the Grants Gateway: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/
NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, New York 12235
USA: New York City; New York