There is a developing opportunity for Otsego and Delaware County producers to qualify for farm and food system funding through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process. CADE is currently identifying a pool of qualified project proposals that demonstrate the infrastructural farm and food system needs from Delaware and Otsego counties to scale up regional agriculture.  

Profiles will be shared with the newly established Headwaters Agricultural Planning Initiative (HAPI). In a recent assessment of Otsego and Delaware counties’ ability to serve growing markets with local agricultural products, the need for on-farm support was prioritized. HAPI will actively seek funding and pair projects with the best-fit grant and financing packages.

Please note that while submitting a project profile does not guarantee funding, it will position your project for the best opportunity and likelihood to receive grants through the Headwaters Agricultural Planning Initiative.

Step 1:

Answer these questions:

  • Are you an existing or beginning farmer, food business, farm support business, or farm or food support organization?

  • Do you need funding for construction, land acquisition, equipment and installation, working capital, livestock, etc.?

  • Do you operate your business in Otsego or Delaware County in New York?

Step 2:

If you answered yes to all three questions above, call us today to register your project!

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Step 3:

You will be required to complete the application:

  • Complete application online

  • Need help? Attend one of the two upcoming application workshops, where you will have 30 minutes with a CADE representative to discuss your project and receive guidance on completing the application


HAPI is a partnership of Delaware and Otsego County economic and industrial development agencies, the Oneonta Mayor’s office, Hartwick College, food systems consultants and agricultural organizations.

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