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.

FVI Grant Requirements
Dollar value:  Proposals between $15,000 to $125,000 will be accepted.

Duration: Funded projects will begin between March 1, 2022 and  January 1, 2023. Projects must last at least two quarters (six months) and may last no more than eight quarters (two years). All projects must be completed by December 31, 2024.

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 backup documentation, are submitted and approved.

Impact Measurement: All projects must measure and report on the outcomes and impacts of their work.

Reporting Requirements:  The NYFVI online database is used to manage the initial application as well as all reporting and expenditure claims. Project leaders are required to submit quarterly progress 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 withheld 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 online information, printed material, and presentations.

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