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 demonstrate outcomes that benefit agriculture in the state.
For examples of previously funded Energy Management and Bioenergy projects, please visit the Funded Projects section of this website. Sort projects by ``NRG'' to generate a list of previously-funded projects.
For the 2013 grant-funding cycle, project duration was required to be between 6 months and 2 years, with requested funds not to exceed $150,000.
The deadline to apply for Energy Management and Bioenergy grants in 2013 has passed. Stay tuned for our next round of funding, expected to begin in May, 2014. In the meantime, see the 2013 Request for Proposals for more information on the NRG grant program.