PON 2422 Agriculture Disaster Program
The Agriculture Disaster Program is available to assist farms and on-farm producers in New York State damaged by Hurricane Irene and/or Tropical Storm Lee. Many New York State farms sustained significant damage by the recent storms and existing aid is primarily focused on crops and soil conservation. Under this program, $4,175,000 is available to provide financial assistance toward projects replacing and installing a farm’s electric and natural gas distribution and use equipment and systems damaged during the storms in non-residential facilities.
Covered equipment includes pumps, compressors, lighting, HVAC, chillers, refrigeration, commercial washers and some natural gas (limited to 10% of total). Farm residences are not covered.
The funds will be dispensed on a first come first served basis. Limit is $100,000 per farm. The details are covered in the attached NYSERDA program description .
- Cuomo Creates $15 million Fund For Irene Damaged Farms In NY(newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Vilsack says Farm Bill must improve disaster aid(seattletimes.nwsource.com)