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NY Food for NY Families applications are open

Applications are now open for the New York Food for New York Families Program.

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The announcement was made on Wednesday by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

The program funding is worth $26 million dollars and will happen through the United States Department of Agriculture.

State Agriculture Commissioner, Richard Ball, released a statement regarding the newly launched program.

“Just a few weeks ago, we were proud to welcome USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt to New York State for an announcement of this tremendous award,” Ball said, according to Rochester First.

“The New York Food for New York Families program is a perfect addition to our existing programs, like Nourish NY and Farm-to-School. We are looking forward to seeing a strong response from potential applicants and developing new partnerships in our work to support our farmers and provide much-needed food to families in need,” he added.

Goals of the program include broadening partnerships between farmers, producers, food distributors, and food networks.


Those that can apply include

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • Tribal organizations
  • Public educational institutions
  • Municipal governments

Two grants are available through the program called Track 1 and Track 2.

Track 1 is competitive and focused on food purchasing and distributing. Awards are worth between $200,000 and $2 million dollars.

Track two isn’t competitive, is first come first serve, and will be given to organizations that are working to help fix the food to community gaps. These awards are worth between $10,000 and $50,000.

Application deadlines are Jan. 18, 2022 and you can find more information here.


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