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 2020 request for proposals is now open.

Applications are due Sunday February 9th by 11:59 pm. All applications must be submitted online via NYFVI’s system. If you don’t have credentials to access the online system please allow two working days for them to be issued.

Two grantwriting webinars will be held. Registration is available online. All registrants will receive the log-in information for the webinar 24 hours before it occurs. Slides will be posted following the second webinar.

9:30 am – 11:00 am
Monday, January 13, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Wednesday January 15, 2020

Prior Grant Recipients
2019 Grants were announced in October. The press release is available on the NY Department of Agriculture and Markets website.

A list of projects funded through this program since 2014 can be found in the file below. Within the file, worksheets are sorted by active and completed projects.

2020 RFP
The 2020 Request for Proposals, and files associated with it are available below.

Questions and Answers
Questions about the Specialty Crop RFP or application must be submitted via email to  All questions and answers will be posted here.