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Montgomery County is anticipating moving forward with New York State’s Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Round 15 Farmland Protection Implementation Grant Program – Option Agreement to Purchase a Perpetual Conservation Easement, and is requesting interested farmers to fill out a pre-application form. This grant opportunity is being offered to enable eligible applicants to exclusively implement an Option to Purchase a Perpetual Conservation Easement (an “Option Agreement Project”) with owners of viable agricultural lands that are at risk of conversion to non-farm uses. Only those applicants and landowners who intend to enter into an Option Agreement and then subsequently close on a perpetual conservation easement transaction should consider submitting an application in response to this grant opportunity.

To view the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Requests for Applications please click here.

The pre-application is to garner interested farmers, and then hold a meeting with those interested farmers in order to move forward with the application. Pre-applications must be received by 3 p.m. Friday, March 23rd 2018.
Mail or Deliver to:

Montgomery County Business Development Center
Old County Courthouse
9 Park St., P.O. Box 1500
Fonda, New York 12068

Please contact Amanda Bearcroft, Senior Planner/GIS Specialist, Montgomery County Business Development Center, (518-853-8155) with any questions or concerns about the Pre-Application Form.

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