How It Works
*IMPORTANT* Due to funding changes during COVID-19, the John May Farm Safety Program is on a temporary HOLD.
You may still turn in new applications. Applications will be kept in the order received on a waitlist. You will be notified as soon as we can resume.
Applications that have already been approved will continue the process as usual. Your patience and understanding in these difficult times is greatly appreciated. Stay strong. This too shall pass.
The John May Farm Safety Fund has been established for New York farmers needing financial help to improve work-related safety on their farms.
Here's How It Works:
- Awardees must meet these eligibility requirements: (1) resident of New York State, (2) active farmer (part-time or full-time), and (3) annual farm gross receipts are $10,000 - $349,999 OR dairy farm has fewer than 700 milking cows.
- Awards may not exceed 50% of the estimated total cost of the project, with a maximum award amount of $5,000.
- Applications to the program may be submitted at any time. The number of awards and the award amount will be determined by NYCAMH on a first-come, first-served basis.
- For applicants being considered for an award, a site visit will be conducted by one of NYCAMH's farm safety staff.
- Funds will be awarded with the stipulation that the project must be completed within one year of award notification, unless an extension has been requested and approved.
- After project completion, the award recipient is required to (a) contact a NYCAMH farm safety staff member to schedule a post-project site visit OR, if deemed appropriate, submit before-and-after photographs AND (b) submit an evaluation and expenditure summary form, along with copies of paid receipts. After reviewing the submitted documentation, NYCAMH will send the full award to the recipient.