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 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program application.

The 2019 request for proposals is now available.

The 2019 Request for Proposals can be found here.

2019 Grants will range from $50,000 to $100,000. The application deadline has been extended and is now 11:59 pm, Sunday February 17, 2019. 

All applications must be submitted online. To request credentials and/or access the online system, please click here.

Grant writing webinars

Grant writing webinars were held on
Monday January 14th and Wednesday January 16th
Here are the slides that were used.

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

Question: Farm Viability programs do not allow the publication of research results in academic journals. Is there any restriction on Specialty Crop funding?

Answer:  There is no restriction on the publication of research results in academic journals