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New York Vineyard Improvement Program (NY-VIP)

New York Department of Agriculture and Markets,
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Due August 1, 2024

The Concord Vineyard Improvement Program is offering $1.3M to Concord Grape Growers to remove unwanted Concord Vineyards and replant grape varieties or other agricultural crops.



Eligible Projects must be in one of these NY counties:

Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Erie, Niagara, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, or Tioga

Concord vineyards of an acre or more of land are eligible, whether active or abandoned with live and/or dead vines.

Each eligible project must not exceed $50,000

An eligible business plan must show an increase in production, enhanced farm profitability and/or increased environmental compatibility of the farm operation or IPM compatibility with neighboring vineyards.


Funding is up to $3,000 per vineyard acre which includes:

  • 50% of removal cost of Concord grape vines up to $1,500 (labor, equipment, custom hire, land clearing)

  • 25% of replanting cost up to $1,500 (trellis, plant material, labor) Seed costs are not eligible

Removal projects should be completed within 12 months of approval.

Replant projects should be completed within 36 months of approval.

Application Instructions

To apply, read the RFA carefully and fill out this form online.



August 1, 2024

Financial Instrument

Grant, Cost Share

Total Program Funding


Updated March 27, 2024

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