New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
01/29/16 4:30 PM
Grants for conservation easements to New York Counties and municipalities with a farmland protection plan, conservation districts, and nonprofits in Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester Counties.
This grant opportunity is being offered to enable eligible applicants to specifically implement Conservation Easement Projects with owners of viable agricultural lands that are at risk of conversion to non-farm uses.
Therefore, the following activities would be possible under the RFP subject to the stipulations described elsewhere in the RFP (and summarized in “Match Contribution Requirements and Associated Stipulations” table in Section V D.):
- Perpetual conservation easement resulting from the sale of development rights associated with a Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) transaction or a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) transaction; AND
- Perpetual conservation easement resulting from the donation of the full value of development rights.
Projects eligible for an award are limited only to those associated with viable agricultural land located within the Hudson Valley region that will result in a perpetual conservation easement.
GrantWatch ID#: 165037
- No award shall exceed $2.0 million.
- State contribution toward purchase price of the development rights shall not exceed $29,000/acre.
- State contribution toward easement stewardship shall be $10,000 per easement.
The start date for funding agreements is anticipated to be on or before April 1.
Proposed Conservation Easement Projects should be completed within four (4) years from the start date of the funding agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, New York 12235
Fax: (518) 457-3412
USA: New York
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