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Grant Opportunity ID
Department of Agriculture & Markets
Grant Opportunity
Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program (HVAEP)
Contact Name
David Behm
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
This grant opportunity is being offered to enable eligible applicants to specifically implement Conservation Easement Projects with owners of viable agricultural lands that are at risk of conversion to non-farm uses. Therefore, the following activities would be possible under this Request For Proposals (RFP) subject to the stipulations described elsewhere in this RFP (and summarized in “Match Contribution Requirements and Associated Stipulations” table in Section V).

--Perpetual conservation easement resulting from the sale of development rights associated with a Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) transaction or a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) transaction; AND
--Perpetual conservation easement resulting from the donation of the full value of development rights.
Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
January 29, 2016 / 04:30 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateFriday, April 1, 2016
Anticipated Initial Contract Length4 Years
Total Funding Available$19,750,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)$18,750,000.00
Narrative$18.75 million is available for Conservation Easement Projects within the Hudson Valley region plus up to $1 million to cover unanticipated costs.
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
Questions Due DateMonday, November 23, 2015
Questions and Answers NarrativeAll questions about requirements contained in this Request For Proposals (RFP) must be submitted in writing (via mail or delivery service or by facsimile or e-mail) and must be received at the Department by noon local time, November 23, 2015. Please submit all written questions to: David Behm NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets 10B Airline Drive Albany, New York 12235 Fax: (518) 457-3412 E-mail: To the degree possible, each inquiry should cite the RFP title, section and paragraph to which it refers. Applicants should note that all clarifications are to be resolved prior to the submission of a proposal. A list of questions about the program which are received from potential applicants, and answers to those questions, as well as any changes, additions or deletions to the RFP, will be posted by November 30, 2015, in the “Funding Opportunities” section of the Department's web site, under the heading: Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ, along with the electronic version of this RFP. Questions and responses will be posted as questions are received. Applicants are urged to check the Department’s web site frequently for notices of any changes, additions or deletions to the RFP. If you are unable to access the web site, please contact David Behm to arrange for alternate delivery. All questions and answers shall become a formal addendum to the RFP.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date11/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit, Governmental Entity
Target Population(s)
Service Area(s) Agricultural Supports
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