Offerings include Meat Processing and Food Safety, Wine Making, Fiber Sorting, Classing, and Grading, Beekeeper Training, Artificial Insemination for Cattle, Sausage Making, and more.
Grants of up to $50,000 are now available for eligible small businesses, including agribusinesses, that have revenues of up to $2.5 million and are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. Empire State Development and Lendistry, the minority-led Community Development Financial Institution that was selected to administer the COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program, are currently accepting and reviewing applications on a rolling basis. There is no deadline at this time.
For additional information regarding the various resources available to support businesses seeking pandemic relief, ESD has created a webpage, https://esd.ny.gov/business-pandemic-recovery-initiative. The webpage is continuously updated as more details and funding information becomes available.
New applications, and yearly renewals if you already participate in the program, need to be submitted by JULY 1 st. If you have a residence on the same electric meter as your farm business and you file with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a farm business with either an:
you can apply for this Discount, even if you generate your own electricity. Applications are available on your utility company website, along with eligibility criteria and other information. Or you can contact your utility company directly.
The Residential Agricultural Discount Program is funded through the New York Power Authority - ReCharge New York program.
Contact your service provider if you have questions.
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Last updated November 22, 2022