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Issue Date: 11/29/2023 Contract Number: 23-006

New York Pollinator Species Environmental Benefit Projects Program


Description:

On June 14, 2023, the Office of the Attorney General, and Bayer CropScience LP and Monsanto Company (“defendants”) entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance (“Settlement”) that, among other things, committed the defendants to pay monetary relief in the amount of $6,900,000.  According to the settlement, these monies are to be used to:

[P]revent, abate, restore, mitigate, or control prior or ongoing water, land, or air pollution affecting pollinators, threatened or endangered aquatic species, and their habitat, including but not limited to, habitat management, restoration, and enhancement, as well as pollinator research, monitoring, education, and outreach, as further detailed in the 2020 New York State Pollinator Protection Plan Update.

The OAG has established the New York Pollinator Species Environmental Benefit Projects Program for the purpose of making a $2,500,000 portion of the monetary relief amount available as grants to fund Environmental Benefit Projects in New York State consistent with the Settlement. 

The objective of the Program is to fund projects that benefit pollinator and threatened/endangered aquatic species in New York impacted by pesticides, through activities that include habitat management, restoration, and enhancement, as well as pollinator research, monitoring, education, and outreach.

The OAG is seeking Applicants to serve as the General Administrator ("GA") for the Program.

Qualified organizations interested in applying for these funds must complete this application.

A copy of the Request for Applications (RFA) #23-006 will be available at the OAG website on November 29, 2023:

https://ag.ny.gov/budget-and-fiscal-management-bureau-procurement

Questions/inquiries and/or requests for clarification will only be accepted via email and in writing and should be submitted to the following email address: purchase@ag.ny.gov  with the subject line of “RFA #23-006 – New York Pollinator Species Environmental Benefit Projects Program – Questions”

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Due Date: 01/19/2024 5:00 PM

Contract Term: TBD

Location:

Ad Type: Grant or notice of funds availability


Primary Contact:     Law, NYS Dept. of
Purchasing Team

Joseph Carucci
Contract Management Specialist
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
United States
Ph: 518-776-2128
Fax:
purchase@ag.ny.gov

Secondary contact:     Law, NYS Dept. of
Purchasing Team

Joseph Carucci
Contract Management Specialist
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
United States
Ph: 518-776-2128
Fax:
purchase@ag.ny.gov