Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) Program Grant

To build resilience across the middle-of-the-food-supply-chain within Massachusetts. Funds will support expanded capacity for the aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storing, transporting, wholesaling, and distribution of locally and regionally produced food products.

MDAR will accept one of two types of proposals from applicants for this grant funding:

  • Infrastructure Grants, which are large-scale grants up to $500,000 that will enhance resilience in the middle-of the-supply-chain and strengthen local and regional food systems by creating new revenue streams for producers, and
  • Simplified Equipment-Only Grants, which will be equipment-only fixed-price grants between $10,000 and $100,000.

Audience:Non-Profits, Small Business

Funder:Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Due Date:March 29, 2024

Max Award:Infrastructure: $500,000; Equipment: $100,000

Match/Cost Share:Infrastructure: 50% unless Historically Underserved Farmers; Equipment: None