Farmer Relevant Projects Wanted. Impact Required.
The application process for the current funding cycle is currently closed. The review process is underway and projects will be contracted in the Spring.
The next FVI grant cycle will open in the Fall.
The information that follows is provided as a reference for those considering an application.
FVI proposals will be judged based on the project's potential to help NYFVI achieve its mission to help NY farms become more economically viable.
We are most interested in projects that will create knowledge that will quickly and directly benefit farmers through work in one of the five portfolio priority areas. Review the full RFP here.
Eligible grant applicants include farmer groups, researchers, educators, organizations, agencies and businesses. Applicants may represent nonprofit or for-profit sectors. NYFVI encourages individuals with ideas to partner with existing organizations to ensure project viability and execution. If you are an individual and need guidance in this regard, please contact NYFVI staff.
Former and current NYFVI grantees are eligible for funding. Those seeking funds for project continuation will face scrutiny in regard to financial viability and project performance.
FVI Grant Requirements
Dollar value: Proposals up to $150,000 will be accepted.
Time frame: Projects should last at least six months and no more than two years. It is anticipated that selected projects may be contracted to start as early as April in the year they are awarded. All projects must be completed within two years.
Location: Projects must work with New York State resident farmers and outcomes must benefit agriculture in New York State.
Payment schedule: All funds are paid on a reimbursement basis each quarter Payments are made only after a quarterly report and reimbursement claim are submitted and approved.
Impact Measurement: All projects must measure and report on the outcomes of their work. For more information see page 7 of the RFP
Reporting Requirements: The NYFVI online database is used to manage the initial application as well as all reporting and expenditures. Project leaders are required to submit quarterly reports that must be approved before reimbursements are made. A final report is due within 60 days of project completion.10% of total funds will be held until the final report is completed and approved.
Funding Source Acknowledgement: All projects must acknowledge NYFVI as the funder, or partial funder for their work, in all materials and presentations.