The Request for Proposals (RFP) for April 2019 funding is now closed. Applications were due November 14, 2018.

We are most interested in projects that will create knowledge to directly benefit farmers through work in one of NYFVI's strategic priority areas. The use of new technology and data analytics is of particular interest, but not required. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully review the RFP. If you have questions about the RFP, please call staff at 315-453-3823.

If you have an idea and need other disciplines to help you execute, NYFVI can help connect your to high performance computational resources and engineers.

All applications must be submitted online through our web-based system, and applicants must register for credentials. 

Eligible Applicants
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 between $15,000 to $125,000 will be accepted.

Time frame: Projects should last at least six months and no more than two years. Projects may start at any point between April 2019 and January  2020. It is anticipated that selected projects will be notified by mid-April 2018.  All projects must be completed within two years of their start date.

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.

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.