New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
04/16/19 4:30 PM Receipt
Grants to New York Soil and Water Conservation Districts to implement environmentally sound waste management systems on farms throughout the State. Funding is intended to support the installation of systems for waste transfer and storage on farms with a whole farm storage capacity of less than six months.
Storage and transfer system projects funded by the CAFO Waste Storage and Transfer System Program will provide at least 6 months of storage for the facilities being served by the proposed storage. This may be the entire farm (i.e., all animals and process wastewaters associated with the SPDES ID number) or a portion of the farm (e.g., one barn among many associated with the SPDES ID number). Farms that do not currently have a minimum storage capacity of six months for all their livestock covered by their CAFO General Permit may apply.
The goal of the Program is to provide cost-share funds through Soil and Water Conservation Districts to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) for the implementation of water quality protection projects that will establish manure storage capacity and/or reduce/prevent the nonpoint source contribution from agricultural activities.
Eligible expenses include:
- Architectural and/or engineering services
- Consultant and legal services
- Personal and Technical services to implement individual farm-level BMP systems
- Other direct expenses related to implementation (e.g., funding for erosion and sediment control plans, cultural resource impact determinations for ground-disturbing BMPs).
- Implementation expenses (Site Preparation, Construction of structural components, and Waste Storage Closures)
GrantWatch ID#: 185328
The maximum state award will be $385,000 per proposal.
The standard term for implementation projects will be three full construction seasons plus three months for project administration and completion of the final report.
The contract start date will be the date of the award letter.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Present questions to:
New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee
10 B Airline Dr.
Albany, NY 12235
(518) 457-3738 (phone)
USA: New York City; New York