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Funding Opportunities

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Reimbursement Program

Funding is available to reimburse growers for up to two times for on-site audits through the New York State GAPs Reimbursement Program.  Third-party audits GAPs/GHP audits for farm review, field harvest, field packing, packing house, storage and transportation and/or trace back as well as annual water tests as part of the GAPs/GHP audit are eligible for reimbursement.

For additional information or questions contact the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Food Safety & Inspections (Farm Products Unit):

GAPs Certification Assistance Program Links:

New York State Grown and Certified Producers' Grant Program

New York State Regional Economic District Councils (REDC) were established in 2011 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth. As part of this initiative, a New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) was created to streamline and expedite the grant application process. In 2017, up to $5 million of funding was made available to a New York State Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers’ Grant Program (providing $500,000 of funding to each of the ten New York State REDC using the CFA process). The funding will provide resources needed by New York State agricultural producers to invest in capital projects that will allow them to meet food safety standards necessary for participation in the New York State Grown & Certified program. 

As part of the CFA process, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is administering the funding for the NYS Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers' Grant Program and has assigned grant administrators to each REDC through a competitive application process. The grant administrator for each REDC is responsible for accepting and evaluating project proposals as well as awarding grants to agricultural producers within their region.

New York State Grown and Certified Producers' Grant Program Related Links:

  • Learn more about the ten New York State REDC.
  • View the list of NYS Grown & Certified REDC Block Grant Administrators.

Other Funding Available from New York State Department of Ag and Markets

Visit the New York State Department of Ag and Markets website to learn about all of their current funding opportunities.