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Northern New York Agricultural Development Small Grants Program (NNYADP-SGP)

New York Department of Agriculture and Markets

Closed October 28, 2023

Funding for the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) is supported by the New York State Legislature and is administered through the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The program funds on-farm research and technical assistance projects in NY’s 6 northernmost counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence, with benefits for farmers in the region and statewide.


Eligible Projects

On-farm research and technical assistance projects in NY’s 6 northernmost counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence benefit farmers in the region and statewide.

Each project MUST contain research as well as education and/or technical assistance components. Joint projects among CALS researchers, CCE educators, and other private/public sector collaborators in the region are very strongly encouraged.

Projects should include one or more research sites in the six-county NNY region.** **Research and demonstration sites can include Miner Institute, the Willsboro Research Farm, other agriculture research farm facilities, and/or other operating farms across the NNY region. The latter are strongly encouraged wherever possible for research and/or demonstration.

The outreach component MUST be designed to reach all six NNY counties. Any events, webinars, presentations, etc. associated with outreach for the project must include acknowledgement of the support of the NNYADP. The NNYADP logo will be made available for use.


  • Extensive budget detail is not required, but a breakdown in broad categories must be provided. See proposal template for accepted budget categories.

  • For projects involving CALS/CCE, budgets should clearly reflect funds to cover expenses incurred by CCE Associations as a result of their participation in the research and/or extension component of the project. Commitments from CCE educators as well as agreement on funding to support their work must be obtained prior to submission of the proposal. Similar attention should be given to detailing the proposed expenses of all collaborators.

  • Requests for funds associated with personnel will need clear and compelling justification. Only that portion of personnel time allocated strictly to the NNYADP project will be considered for support.

  • Travel funds to support work in NNY are eligible. Funds for travel to areas outside NNY will not be awarded without very strong justification.

Application Instructions

  • Proposals should be **no more than four pages ** in length—maximum of three pages for the narrative plus one page for the attached budget sheet. 

  • Submit your proposal electronically on or before October 28, 2022**,** to NNYADP Coordinator Michele Ledoux at, using the proposal template in the application materials below. If you have any special needs to submit a proposal, please contact Michele as soon as possible.



October 28, 2023

Financial Instrument


Total Program Funding


Updated March 22, 2024

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