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Applications Due April 26 for MEGA grant program for beginning farmers

Posted on April 22, 2022 // view all Grants & Loans // News

MDAR is accepting applications from Massachusetts beginning farmers who wish to participate in Department programs that help with farm viability in Fiscal Year 2023. The due date for applications is Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The Request for Response containing program details and the application form is posted through a link on the program website, see below.

Matching Enterprise Grants for Agriculture (MEGA) – for beginning farmers, who have been in business at least one (1) but no more than six (6) years who aspire to develop their farms into commercially viable operations. The program provides business planning and technical assistance, and grant funds of up to $10,000 on a one-to-one matching cash reimbursement basis. Funds may be used for equipment, infrastructure, or other capital improvements identified through the business planning process that will have a positive impact on the participating farm’s viability. Common uses of MEGA grant funds include greenhouses, barn renovations, tractor implements, chicken coops, farm stands, and refrigerated delivery trucks.

For more information and a MEGA application, go to:

Matching Enterprise Grants for Agriculture (MEGA) | Mass.gov or contact program coordinator Jess Camp at Jessica.Camp@mass.gov

or call 617-823-0871.

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