Energy Management & Bioenergy
Proposals to the Energy Management & Bioenergy (NRG) focus on practical, applied research and outreach education on energy issues from the farmer's perspective, including on-farm energy conservation, bioenergy feedstock production, balance and integration of energy systems and animal agriculture, integrated food and energy systems, and bioenergy systems optimization.
Funding priority goes to proposals that include farmer participation across agriculture sectors, commodities, production and management systems, or regions of the state.
Eligible grant applicants include farmers, producer groups, researchers, educators, organizations, agencies and businesses. Applicants may represent nonprofit or for-profit sectors.
Projects should work with New York State resident farmers and outcomes should benefit agriculture in the state.
Individual projects may not exceed $150,000, and should last at least six months but no more than two years.
RFP Released: May 8, 2013
Applications due: 11:59 p.m. August 11, 2013
Funding decision: January 2013
Request for Proposals
Applicants should review the complete Request for Proposals before applying for funding. To download the RFP, click here.