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Agricultural Management Assistance

High Tunnel in the city

The New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing a sign-up for technical and financial assistance for agricultural producers in identified urban areas.  This special program offers an exciting opportunity for urban farmers to compete for funding in a program developed to meet their needs.  The application deadline is November 1, 2021.

Producers whose land is located within a defined Urban Agricultural Area will be eligible to apply for consideration in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. Urban Agricultural Areas are based on U.S. Census Urban Areas and include a buffer to encompass nearby agricultural lands supporting urban agriculture. The Urban Agricultural Area map is located HERE. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on national, state and locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.

Available Practices

Access Road (560)
Combustion System Improvement (372)
Composting Facility (317)
Conservation Cover (327)
Conservation Crop Rotation (328)
Cover Crop (340)
Critical Area Planting (342)
Fence (382)
Field Border (386)
Forage and Biomass Planting (512)
Heavy Use Area (561)
Hedgerow Planting (422)
Herbaceous Weed Treatment (315)
High Tunnel System (325)
Irrigation Pipeline (430)
Irrigation Reservoir (436)
Irrigation System, Microirrigation (441)
Irrigation Water Management (449)
Livestock Pipeline (516)
Mulching (484)
Nutrient Management (590)
Obstruction Removal (500)
Pest Management Conservation System (595)
Prescribed Grazing (528)
Pumping Plant (533)
Roof Runoff Structure (558)
Sprinkler System (442)
Stormwater Runoff Control (570)
Trails and Walkways (575)
Underground Outlet (620)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)
Watering Facility (614)
Wildlife Habitat Planting (420)
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (380)
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation (650)

Resources for Application

- Application
- AMA Ranking Tool

For more information contact:
Brie Foltz





Urban Ag Map AMA 2020