The purpose of the MDAR’s Ag-Energy Grant Programs is to assist agricultural operations improve energy efficiency and to facilitate adoption of alternative clean energy technologies to become more sustainable.
This year’s AgEnergy Grant Request for Responses (RFR) contains applications for two separate energy programs: our Ag-Energy Traditional Grant, now in its 10th year, encompassing a wide variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects: and Ag-Energy Special Projects, now in its 2nd year, for six specific project categories for agricultural energy projects that would typically require higher capital cost but potentially yield greater savings and/or positive agricultural impacts.
Reimbursement grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis for the Ag-Energy Traditional Grant Program, while reimbursement grants up to varying amounts by category will be awarded on a competitive basis for the six specific categories under Ag-Energy Special Projects. The deadline for both program applications is Wednesday, June 7, 2017. All projects must have construction completed by June 30, 2018.
Ag-Energy Grant applications are now available www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/about/divisions/ag-energy.html.
For further information on any of the MDAR grants or if you would like an application mailed to you, contact Melissa Adams at 413-548-1904 or Melissa.L.Adams@state.ma.us.