New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Matching Grant Program
1. Subject to the availability of funds, a matching grant program is hereby established to effectuate the purposes of the program. Grants to applicants, other than a county agricultural and farmland protection board, shall not exceed seventy-five percent of the costs of preparing or implementing a farmland viability plan or portion thereof. Grants to county agricultural and farmland protection boards for implementation of an approved agricultural protection plan shall not exceed fifty percent of the cost of implementing such plan or portion thereof.
2. Project grants shall be awarded on a competitive basis through a request for proposal process which shall set forth the standards for the selection process, the required project proposal format, costs eligible for funding, project implementation, reporting requirements, and such other provisions as the commissioner may deem necessary or beneficial in implementing the program.