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):
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 1-518-457-2090 or 1-800-554-4501
GAPs Certification Assistance Program Links:
- Learn more about GAPs funding and support and download the GAPs Reimbursement Application Package.
- Instructions for reimbursement of non-USDA GAPs audits
New York State Grown and Certified Producers' Food Safety 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.
Additional Funding Opportunities through the New York State Grown and Certified Program
Marketing Grant for Agricultural Producers
This grant provides producers participating in the New York State Grown and Certified Program funding to include Grown & Certified on consumer facing labels and packaging.
Marketing Grant for Retailers
This grant provides retailers funding to create in-store promotional campaigns and marketing materials to highlight New York State Grown & Certified Products.
New York State Grown and Certified Marketing Grants Related Links:
- Learn more about New York State Grown and Certified Program funding opportunities.
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.