FVI Grant Eligibility and Project Requirements

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.

Individuals may submit more than one application, providing they could successfully execute both if funded.

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. 

Duration: Funded projects will begin between April 1, 2020 and  January 1, 2021. Funded projects must last at least two quarters (six months) and may last no more than eight quarters (two years). All projects must be fully completed by December 31, 2022

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, with required documentation 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 the total project budget 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.

Online Application System and Deadlines
All applications must be submitted online through our database system at db.nyfvi.org. 

Applications will be accepted from September 9, 2019 through 11:59 pm November 12, 2019. 

Applicants must file all internal paperwork, receive any permission, grant office numbers, or other requirements of your employer, prior to submitting an application; failure to do so may make applications ineligible for funding consideration.

On December 4, 2019 staff will provide written feedback to applicants. Applicants will have the opportunity to revise their proposal based on that feedback.  Revised proposals are due no later than December 18, 2019.

If you have not previously used the NYFVI online applications system, you will need to apply for system credentials.  Don’t wait until the last minute, staff is available to activate your log in and password only during normal business hours.

NYFVI staff is happy to work with you to ensure your proposal meets our requirements.  Please call 315-453-3823, or email info@nyfvi.org