Grant Details

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets - FreshConnect CSA*

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  • Z Archive November
States
  • New York
Maximum Grant Amount
$50,000
Deadline
November 1, 2023
Description

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is accepting applications to the FreshConnect CSA for SNAP grant program.

This program provides funding to eligible organizations to partially subsidize the cost of CSA shares to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants.

The goals of this program are to:
1. Support farmers/producers in New York by allowing greater access to their products throughout the state.
2. Allow SNAP participants in NY the opportunity to access weekly shares of fresh, locally grown produce.
3. Strengthen community bonds and raise awareness of the bounty of NY produce in regions across the state. 

New York producers are eligible to receive up to 50% of the cost of a weekly share purchased by a SNAP recipient with their SNAP benefits through an awarded third party applicant. All proposals should identify the producers being targeted and/or the beneficiaries of the reduced cost share, as applicable to the project. A maximum amount of 20% of the award may be used for administrative costs directly related to the project.

Applications must select a CSA program to support which already accepts SNAP benefits as a form of payment

Eligible Expenses
Grant funds may be used for any of the following purposes directly related to the completion of an eligible project.
Eligible costs include but are not limited to:
  • Reimbursement of up to 50% of the weekly cost of CSA shares of SNAP-eligible, NY produced fresh fruit and vegetables and NY-sourced food products.

  • Administration cost of the project, limited to 20% of the total award, including:
• Lease or rent of vehicles
• Salaries and wages including fringe benefits directly related to the project
• Supplies or equipment for food storage, preparation, or distribution under $5,000 directly related to the project
• Transportation of food

Grant Amounts
Minimum request is $10,000
Maximum request is $50,000
This is a reimbursement grant.

Match
A match is not required.

Information Session
August 3 at 11:00 am

Eligibility
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Indian Tribal Organizations
  • Public Educational Institutions
  • Local or Municipal Governments
  • Community-led groups can work with an eligible fiscal sponsor to apply.

Deadline
Awards for this opportunity will be made on a rolling basis to eligible and qualified applicants until funds are depleted. The final deadline is November 1. Do not wait to apply.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 7/18/2024
  • Food/Agriculture

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