Farmers Market Promotion Program

The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. […]

Massachusetts Urban Agriculture Grant Program FY2025

The purpose of the MDAR Urban Agriculture Program (“MUAP” or the “Program”) is toadvance Commonwealth goals and objectives, leverage collective resources, and support projects designed to increase the production, processing, […]

Audience:Cities and Towns, Non-Profits, Education, Small Business

Funder:Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Max Award:$50,000 for commercial urban agriculture; $20,000 for community garden and food production.

Min Award:$5,000 for commercial urban agriculture; $1,000 for community garden and food production.

Match/Cost Share:25% for requests over $15,000

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The overall goal of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (“SCBGP”) is to leverage efforts to market and promote specialty crops, assist producers with research and development relevant to specialty […]

Stewardship Assistance and Restoration (SARA) on APRs Program

Funds must be used for activities related to restoring inactive farmland for active commercial agricultural use or project implementation costs associated with resource restoration for increased agricultural production on existing […]

Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program

The primary goal of the UAIP projects is to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production. The UAIP grants support planning and implementation activities. Planning activities will initiate, […]

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. […]

Audience:Non-Profits, Small Business

Funder:Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

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

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

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and provides mandatory funds for which supports education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers. […]

Agriculture Education Grant Program

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is soliciting proposals from non-profit organizations dedicated to and experienced with projects that will enhance agricultural education in K-12 public or private schools within […]