Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program (STAIEP) Grant

Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program (STAIEP) Grants are available through all Southern Tier Soil and Water Conservation District Offices for financial assistance to implement part(s) of a farm business plan or environmental plan that will increase farm production, enhance profitability and/or increase environmental sustainability of the farm operation.

Grants are up to $50,000 with a 10% match, or up to $100,000 with a 25% match.

For purposes of the STAIEP grant, Southern Tier Counties include: Delaware, Broome, Chenango, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Tioga.

Round 1: Ended

Round 2: Ended

Round 3 deadline: March 6, 2017

Round 4 deadline: September 18, 2017.

These funds are granted on a first-come, first serve basis.

Business plans required with applications.

For more information, contact your local Soil and Water district.

Delaware County farmers:  email southerntierprogram@dcswcd.org for the RFP and to verify eligibility, or call 607-865-7161.