Grants and Loans for Groups

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Grants:

Barnraiser (online fundraising)
Agency: Barnraiser
Type: Grant
Source: Crowdfunding
Website: https://www.barnraiser.us/
Description: Raise funds for food and farming-related projects by attracting online donations.
Amount: Any amount
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements:
Application period: Anytime
Contact: https://www.barnraiser.us/contact_us

Kickstarter (online fundraising)
Agency: Kickstarter
Type: Grant
Source: Crowdfunding
Website: https://www.kickstarter.com/
Description: Raise funds for any project by attracting online donations.
Amount: Any amount
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements:
Application period: Anytime
Contact:

SeedMoney Garden Grants (online fundraising)
Agency: SeedMoney
Type: Grant
Source: Crowdfunding
Website: https://www.seedmoney.org/about
Description: Raise funds for any community gardening project by attracting online donations.
Amount: Any amount
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Opens November 2017
Contact:

AFRI Foundational Program Grants
Agency: USDA AFRI
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/afri-fo...
Description: "The goal of this program is to invest in agricultural production research, education, and Extension projects for more sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems."
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed 
Contact: Kristin Abernathy, Grants Management Specialist at 202-401-6848 or kabernathy@nifa.usda.gov

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program Grants
Agency: USDA NIFA
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/beginni...
Description: Helps fund projects "to enhance the sustainability of beginning farmers and ranchers through education, training, mentoring and outreach programs that enhance self-employment in farming, ranching and forestry opportunities" or "identify gaps in beginning farmer and rancher training."
Amount: Up to $200,000
Matching requirement : 25% match
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed 
Contact: Jill Auburn, National Program Leader at 202-720-2635 or jauburn@nifa.usda.gov

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
Agency: USDA Rural Development
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/communit...
Description: Helps provide funds for purchasing, constructing, and improving community facilities to rural cities, towns, townships, and villages. This can include Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Open
Contact: USDA RD State Office Syracuse at 315-477-6504 or USDA RD Binghamton Service Center at 607-723-1015

Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFP)
Agency: USDA NIFA
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/communi...
Description: Provides funding to groups for community food projects, planning projects, and training and technical assistance.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
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Application period: Open
Contact: Jane Clary Loveless, National Program Leader at 202-720-3891 or jclary@nifa.usda.gov

Connservation Innovation Grants
Agency: USDA NRCS
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nat...
Description: The Conservation Innovation Grants are aimed to help encourage the development and implementation of innovative conservation practices on agricultural land. About 10% of the funding for these grants is designated towards historically under-served and veteran farmers.
Amount:
Matching requirement: 50% or more of total cost of the project.
Special requirements: Must be eligible for Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP).
Application period: Ongoing
Contact: NRCS Service Center Office in Waverly at 607-565-3454 or NRCS Horseheads Program Delivery Point at 607-739-2009

Farm to School Grant Program
Agency: USDA FSA
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school-...
Description: Provides funding to groups that initiate or implement farm to school programs.
Amount: varies
Matching requirement: 25% match
Special requirements: Schools eligible for planning & implementation grants. Producers, producer networks, and agencies eligible for support service & training grants.
Application period: Open until December 8, 2017
Contact: USDA Farm to School Grant Program at farmtoschool@fns.usda.gov

Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants
Agency: USDA AMS
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/fmpp
Description: Helps to fund projects aimed at increasing the access to "locally and regionally produced agricultural products."
Amount: $50,000 - $500,000
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements: Single farms cannot apply, but producer networks can apply
Application period: Closed
Contact: 202-720-0933 or any of the following grant specialists: Earlene Henderson-Samuels at Earlene.Henderson-Samuels@ams.usda.gov, Karl Hacker at Karl.Hacker@ams.usda.gov, Theresa (Teri) Davis at Theresa.Davis@ams.usda.gov, or Camia (Mia) Lane at Camia.Lane@ams.usda.gov.

Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program (FINI)
Agency: USDA NIFA
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/food-insecurity-nut...
Description: Helps to support projects which aim to increase the purchasing fruits and vegetables by consumers on low income through the SNAP.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period:
Contact: Jane Clary Loveless, National Program Leader at 202-720-3891 or jclary@nifa.usda.gov

Local Food Promotion Program Implementation Grants
Agency: USDA AMS
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/lfpp
Description: Helps to fund the establishment or expansion of a "local or regional food business enterprise."
Amount: $100,000 - $500,000
Matching requirement: 25% match
Special requirements: Eligible entities may apply if they support local and regional food business enterprises that process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products.
Application period: Closed
Contact: 202-720-2731 or any of the following grant management specialists: Kim Harmon at Kim.Harmon@ams.usda.gov, Velma Lakins or Velma.Lakins@ams.usda.gov, or Zoemi Santiago at Zoemi.Santiago@ams.usda.gov.

Local Food Promotion Program Planning Grants
Agency: USDA AMS
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/lfpp
Description: Helps fund the planning stages of a "local or regional food business enterprise."
Amount: $25,000 - $100,000
Matching requirement: 25% match
Special requirements: Eligible entities may apply if they support local and regional food business enterprises that process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products.
Application period: Closed 
Contact: 202-720-2731 or any of the following grant management specialists: Kim Harmon at Kim.Harmon@ams.usda.gov, Velma Lakins or Velma.Lakins@ams.usda.gov, or Zoemi Santiago at Zoemi.Santiago@ams.usda.gov.

Rural Business Development Grants
Agency: USDA Rural Development
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-bu...
Description: "RBDG is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities."
Amount: $10,000 - $500,000
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: Businesses must have less than 50 employees and $100, 000 gross income.
Application period: Open
Contact: Scott Collins, Acting State Director at 315-477-6400

Rural Cooperative Development Grant
Agency: USDA Rural Development
Type: Grant
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-co...
Description: "The primary objective of the RCDG program is to improve the economic condition of rural areas by assisting individuals and businesses in the startup, expansion or operational improvement of rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses through Cooperative Development Centers. Grants are awarded through a national competition. Each fiscal year, applications are requested through a notice published in the Federal Register and through an announcement posted on grants.gov."
Amount: Up to $200,000
Matching requirement: 25% of total project cost
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed
Contact: Scott Collins, Acting State Director at 315-477-6400

Climate Resilient Farming Grants
Agency: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Type: Grant
Source: New York State
Website: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/rfps/CRF_R2/RFP.pdf...
Description: Provides funding to farmers for projects the mitigate the impact of agriculture on climate change.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: Farms MUST apply by contacting the county Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). Only SWCDs are directly eligible.
Application period: Closed
Contact: Tioga County Soil and Water at 607-687-3553 or Chemung County Soil and Water at 607-739-2009

Economic Development Purposes Grants
Agency: Empire State Development
Type: Grant
Source: New York State
Website: http://empire.state.ny.us/BusinessPrograms.html
Description: The Economic Development Purposes grants are aimed at funding initiatives and projects of counties, institution, organization, and others which help to create and retain jobs as well as improve the economic and social viability and vitality of communities.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: See manual online at https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files...
Application period: Closed
Contact: Southern Tier Region: Binghamton Office at 607-721-8605 or Southern Tier Region: Elmira Office at 607-734-8130

Farmland Protection Implementation Grants (FPIG)
Agency: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Type: Grant
Source: New York State
Website: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/RFPS.html
Description:
Amount:
Matching requirement:
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Application period: Closed 
Contact: David Behm at 518-457-3412 or david.behn@agriculture.ny.gov

Green Innovation Grant
Agency: New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
Type: Grant
Source: State
Website: https://www.efc.ny.gov/GIGP
Description: The Green Innovation Grant provides funds projects here in New York State which use green innovations to conserve storm water. A key components to funded projects must 1)protect and improve water quality, 2) spur innovation of storm water management, 3) encouraging other in green technology, and 4) and practices can be transferred to other regions within New York State. Current accepted projects include rain barrels and cisterns, restoration of natural stream morphology, urban forestry, riparian buffer zones, flood plains, etc.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: Must apply with Consolidated Funding Application
Application period: Closed 
Contact: Suzanne Randall at 518-402-7461 or GIGP@efc.ny.gov

Community Foundation for South Central NY Small Grants Program
Agency: Community Foundation for South Central NY
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://donorswhocare.org/grant-seekers/
Description: Proposals may be submitted for program, small capital purchases, or capacity building projects.
Amount: $250 - $5000
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements: Qualified non-profit 501c.3 organizations in Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Delaware or Otsego counties.
Application period: Applications will be considered 6 times a year and are due by the 15th of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Contact: Tina Barber at 607-772-6773 or tbarber@donorswhocare.org

Farm Aid Grants for Non-profits
Agency: Farm Aid
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: https://www.farmaid.org/our-work/grant-guidelines...
Description: Grants for nonprofits that work to strengthen family farm agriculture in US. Especially focusing on: beginning farmers, mid-scale (100-1000 ac) farmers, farmers from historically disadvantaged populations, land and capital access, climate change. Does NOT fund individuals.
Amount:
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements: 501(c)(3) status
Application period: Closed 
Contact: Laura Brookshire, Program Manager at 617-354-2922 or grants@farmaid.org

Farm Viability Grants
Agency: New York Farm Viability Institute
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://www.nyfvi.org/default.aspx?PageID=2261
Description: Provides grants for agricultural research which "creates and shares knowledge that results in farm level impacts." 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.
Amount: Up to $150,000
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements: Farmer groups, researchers, educators, organizations, agencies and businesses
Application period: Open until November 18, 2017
Contact: New Farm Viability Institute at 315-453-3823 or info@nyfvi.org

Focus Opportunity Grants
Agency: New York Farm Viability Institute
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://www.nyfvi.org/default.aspx?PageID=2341
Description: Grants for organizations that are implementing projects to address emerging needs and priorities in agriculture.
Amount:
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements: Producer groups, researchers, educators, organizations, agencies and businesses
Application period: Anytime
Contact: New Farm Viability Institute at 315-453-3823 or info@nyfvi.org

Food and Farm Communication Fund Grants
Agency: Food and Farm Communication Fund
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://foodandfarmcommunications.org/about.html
Description: Awards grants to projects that increase communication on food and agriculture.
Amount: $10,000 - $100,000
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements: 501(c)(3) status
Application period: Closed  
Contact: 816-627-3420 or ffcf@growyourgiving.org

Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund
Agency: California Certified Organic Farmers
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: https://www.ccof.org/ccof/structure/ccof-foundati...
Description: Helps provides support for students who want to learn and teachers who want to provide agriculture education.
Amount: $1000 (K-12), $2500 (higher ed)
Matching requirement:   None
Special requirements:  Eligibility varies by grade level.
Application period: Closed 
Contact: 831-423-2263 or ccoffoundation@ccof.org

Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants 
Agency: Gannett Foundation
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: https://www.gannettfoundation.org/
Description:
Amount:
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements: 501(c)(3) status
Application period: Open until February 28, 2017
Contact: Elizabeth Conklin at econklin@gannett.com

Grants for Gardens
Agency: Annie's
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://www.annies.com/giving-back/school-gardens/...
Description: Annie's Grants for Gardens program awards funding to schools and other educational services/organizations for the establishment of school gardens.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Open until November 11, 2017
Contact: Annie's Consumer Relations at 1-800-288-1089 or http://www.annies.com/contact-us

Organic Farming Research Foundation Grants
Agency: Organic Farming Research Foundation
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://ofrf.org/Fall-2016-Request-for-Proposals
Description: OFRF offers funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and the greater agricultural and research communities. Proposals must involve farmers or ranchers in project design and implementation and must take place on certified organic land, ideally on working organic farms or ranches.
Amount: up to $15,000
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed
Contact: Organic Farming Research Foundation at 831-426-6606 or info@ofrf.org

Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation Grant 
Agency: Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation
Type: Grant
Source: Private
Website: http://mftf.net/
Description: The Milkdred Fulkner Truman Foundation awards grants to organization with programming that benefits the residents of Tioga County.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: 1) IRS Tax Exetemption Letter, 2) description, budget, and timetable for project, 2) contact information of your board of directors, 3) 5 year continuity plan as approved by your board, and 4) any other supporting document required for the application process.
Application period: Ongoing
Contact: The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation, c/o Stephanie Carrigg, Grant Executive at 607-687-0225

Partnership Grants
Agency: Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://www.nesare.org/Grants/Get-a-Grant
Description: "Partnership Grants are reserved for agricultural service providers--extension staff, nonprofits, consultants, state departments of agriculture, and others working in the agricultural community--who want to conduct on-farm demonstrations, research, marketing, and other projects with farmers as active cooperators."
Amount: up to $15,000
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed
Contact: Carol Delaney, Farmer Grant specialist at 802-656-0697 or carol.delaney@uvm.edu

Professional Development Grants
Agency: Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://www.nesare.org/Grants/Get-a-Grant/Professi...
Description: "Funds outcome-based projects that train Cooperative Extension educators and other agricultural service providers in sustainable techniques and concepts."
Amount: $30,000 - $150,000
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed
Contact: Tom Morris, Professional Development Coordinator at Thomas.Morris@uconn.edu or Janet McAllister, Professional Development Associate at janet.mcallister@uconn.edu or 860-486-0682

Project Produce: Fruit & Veggie Grants for Schools
Agency: Chef Ann Foundation
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://www.chefannfoundation.org/programs-and-gra...
Description: These grants help schools increase kids’ access to fresh fruits and veggies and nutrition education.
Amount: $2,500
Matching requirement: None
Special requirements: School must participate in National School Lunch Program.
Application period: Closed
Contact:

Research and Education Grants
Agency: Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://www.nesare.org/Grants/Get-a-Grant/Research...
Description: This grant program funds projects that result in farmers gaining knowledge and skills they can apply to make verifiable changes that lead to greater sustainability. Projects may be submitted with or without an applied research component, but all projects must have an outcome-based education program for farmers. The maximum project length is four years.
Amount: $30,000 - $200,000
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed 
Contact: Carol Delaney, Farmer Grant specialist at 802-656-0697 or carol.delaney@uvm.edu

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Healthy Eating Research, Round 10 Grants
Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunit...
Description: Funds research which helps promote healthy eating during childhood.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed 
Contact: 877-843-7953 or http://www.rwjf.org/en/contact.html

School Garden Grants
Agency: Whole Kid Foundation
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/schools/progr...
Description: The School Garden Grant program is aimed to provide funds for gardens which provide education to children in grades K-12.
Amount: $2,000
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Open until November 15, 2017
Contact: Whole Kids Foundation at grants@wholekidsfoundation.org

The FruitGuys Community Fund
Agency: The FruitGuys Community Fund
Type: Grant
Source: Nonprofit
Website: http://fruitguyscommunityfund.org/
Description: Provides grants to farmers and agriculture non-for-profits. Focus on projects that help small farms and/or orchards operate more sustainable, both environmentally and economically, as well as strengthen community outreach.
Amount: $2000-$5000
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Opens December 2017 
Contact: The FruitGuys Community Fund at http://fruitguyscommunityfund.org/contact-us/

Business Development Revolving Loan Fund Grant
Agency: Appalachian Regional Commission
Type: Loans
Source: Federal
Website: https://www.arc.gov/funding/ARCGrantsandContracts...
Description: The Business Development Revolving Loans Fund Grant is not a grant per say as it is a pool of money which grantees can towards projects aimed at creating or saving jobs in the Appalachian region. Grantees must repay the funds they borrow back the fund in order to keeping revolving.
Amount: 50-80% of total project cost
Matching requirement: 20-50% of the total cost depending on the distress level of the counties involved in the project
Special requirements: Must fall within the Appalachian region.
Application period: Closed 
Contact: 202-884-7700 or info@arc.gov

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
Agency: USDA Rural Development
Type: Loan
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/communit...
Description: The Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program is open to community based nonprofits, federally recognized tribes, and public bodies. The funds from this program can be used to develop essential community facilities in rural regions. These facilities can include those related to the local food system such as community gardens, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs, food pantries, and greenhouses.
Amount: Not specified.
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: Only open to cities, tribal lands, towns, townships, and villages with less than 20,000 residents.
Application period: Open 
Contact: Scott Collins, Acting State Director at 315-477-6400


Loans:

Disaster Loans
Agency: USDA Small Business Administration
Type: Loan
Source: Federal
Website: https://www.sba.gov/loans-grants/see-what-sba-off...
Description: SBA Disaster Loan program is open to businesses, homeowners, nonprofit organizations, and renters for the use towards things like repair and replacement of things such as business assets, equipment, inventory, machinery, personal property, and real estate in a declared disaster event.
Amount: Up to $2 million
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: Must be in regards to a declared disaster.
Application period: Ongoing
Contact: US Small Business Administration at Answer Desk PH: 800-827-5722 or  answerdesk@sba.gov

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Agency: USDA Rural Development
Type: Loan
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-mi...
Description: The Rural Microentrepeneur Assistance program is geared towards federally recognized tribes, institutes of higher learning, and nonprofits "to support the development and ongoing success of rural micro-entrepreneur and micro-enterprises."
Amount:  Loans: $50,000-$500,000.
Matching requirement: Grant: at least 15%.
Special requirements: Must have fewer than 10 full time employees and be in an eligible region such as those rural regions outside cities of less than 50,000 residents. Burrowers' headquarters can be in a city as the area the project services is outside of it.
Application period: Federal fiscal quarter prior to the one to be funding.
Contact: Scott Collins, Acting State Director at 315-477-6400

Small Business Loan Program
Agency: Tioga County Local Development Corporation
Type: Loan
Source: Local
Website: http://www.tiogacountyny.com/
Description: The Tioga County Local Development Corporation (TCLDC) Small Business Loan Program is intended to provide low cost loans to eligible Tioga County businesses. New or existing for-profit entities located in or wishing to locate in Tioga County where the assistance will result in the direct creation of new jobs or the retention of existing jobs are eligible. While conventional agriculture production is considered an ineligible activity, several other agricultural ventures are eligible. Examples of eligible agricultural activities are aquaculture projects, commercial nurseries, forestry, livestock and poultry processing, processing of other value-added products such as salsa, specialty herbs, jams and jellies or gourmet butters and the growing of mushrooms or hydroponics.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Ongoing
Contact: Lee Ann Tinney, Director of ED&P at 607-687-8254 or tinneyl@co.tioga.ny.us

Small Business Loans
Agency: USDA Small Business Administration
Type: Loan
Source: Federal
Website: https://www.sba.gov/loans-grants/see-what-sba-off...
Description: Primarily, SBA is a guarantor of loans made by private and other institutions. These loans are geared towards helping businesses out and are determine on things such as ownership, place of operation, and practices.
Amount: up to $5 million.
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: 1) Must be for profit, 2) be a small business as defined by SBA, 3) do business in the USA, 4) have invested equity, 5) have a demonstrated need for a loan, 6) must the funds solely for the business, and 7) don't owe any money to the US government.
Application period: Ongoing
Contact: US Small Business Administration at Answer Desk PH: 800-827-5722 or answerdesk@sba.gov

Youth Loans
Agency: USDA FSA
Type: Loan
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/far...
Description: The FSA Youth Loans are directed towards youth who are involved in 4-H, FFA, and other agricultural youth groups. These loans provides funds which allow youth to start and operate projects aimed at producing income. All projects require an adult adviser with appropriate experience to oversee the youth projects and give help whenever needed.
Amount: up to $5,000
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: 1) An adult adviser with appropriate experience to oversee the project, 2) involvement in 4-H, FFA, or another agricultural youth group, 3) Parental consent for the loan closing, 4) project must contain an agricultural and educational component, 5) project must make enough to repay loan and interest.
Application period: Ongoing
Contact: Tioga County Farm Service Agency at 607-565-2514


Other:

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
Agency: USDA NRCS
Type: Other
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nat...
Description: The goal of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program is to help conserve important agricultural and wetlands through financial and technical assistance to farms, ranches, and tribal lands.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed for 2016.
Contact: NRCS Service Center Office in Waverly at 607-565-3454 or NRCS Horseheads Program Delivery Point at 607-739-2009

Emergency Watershed Protection Program
Agency: USDA NRCS
Type: Other
Source: Federal
Website: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nat...
Description: The Emergency Watershed Protection Program provides financial assistance to help conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards caused by natural disasters.
Amount: "Public and private landowners are eligible for assistance, but must be represented by a project sponsor that must be a legal subdivision of the State, such as a city, county, township or conservation district, and Native American Tribes or Tribal government.
Matching requirement: Must provide at least 25% of total construction costs.
Special requirements:
Application period: Ongoing
Contact: NRCS Service Center Office in Waverly at 607-565-3454 or NRCS Horseheads Program Delivery Point at 607-739-2009

Fund a Farmer Scholarships
Agency: Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)
Type: Other
Source: Nonforprofit
Website: https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/scholarships/
Description: Provides scholarships for producers to attend sustainable agriculture and human livestock raising conferences.
Amount: Up to $400.
Matching requirement:
Special requirements: Funds can only be used towards events geared towards sustainable and humane farming practices.
Application period: Ongoing
Contact: Lisa Isenhart, FACT’s Humane Farming Program Manager at 773-525-4952 or grants@foodanimalconcerns.org

Southern Tier East Regional Planning and Development Board
Agency: Southern Tier East Regional Planning and Development Board
Type: Other
Source: Local
Website: steny.org
Description: STERPDB helps to fund locally initiated projects and programs. Projects which seek funding from Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) must address one of the expressed goals of the ARC program.
Amount:
Matching requirement:
Special requirements:
Application period: Closed for 2016
Contact: 607-724-1327at ste@steny.org

Last updated October 27, 2017