2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
NYFVI is pleased to partner with New York State’s Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) to manage the competitive grant program for New York State’s 2017 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program application.

The 2017 program is currently closed. A similar program is anticipated for 2018

The 2017 Request for Proposals can be found here. The press release from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets can be found here.

All applications were submitted online by midnight, Tuesday February 14th. 

Grants will range from $50,000 to $100,000. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2019.

A 90-minute webinar was held on Monday, January 23.  Here is the link to presentation that was used..

Questions and Answers
Questions about the Specialty Crop RFP or application must be submitted via email to arandolph@nyfvi.org.  All questions and answers will be published below.

1. Is it appropriate to submit letters of support for a SCBG proposal?  No, letters of support are not necessary, nor permissible.  The online application offers the opportunity to demonstrate or reference support for a project in several sections.