The purpose of AEEP is to support agricultural operations that are looking to install conservation practices that prevent direct impacts on water quality, ensure efficient use of water, as well as address impacts on air quality. By providing reimbursement directly to agricultural operations that implement eligible projects that prevent, reduce or eliminate environmental impacts, the program achieves its purpose and goals of minimizing environmental impacts from these operations for the benefit of the Commonwealth.
AEEP is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds materials and labor up to $20,000 or 80% of project costs. All projects must be completed by June 30, 2018. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
AEEP grant applications are available at www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/about/divisions/aeep.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.