The purpose of the Program is to help sustain active commercial farming on land that has already been protected by Department funds through the APR Program. The Program offers business planning assistance to farmers operating established, privately owned Massachusetts APR farms that have proven successful in producing and selling agricultural products. The Program goal is to help improve the productivity and profitability of participating farms to enhance the significance of APR farm operations and their contribution to the state’s agricultural industry. In Phase I, the AIP Plan will be developed with Program assistance that identifies the planned use of funds for farm infrastructure improvements. In Phase II, upon Departmental approval of their completed AIP Plan and proposed use of grant funds, participants may be offered grant awards, subject to funding availability.