This popular business planning and technical assistance program from MDAR provides management advice and grants from $25,000 up to $100,000 to implement farm growth and sustainability strategies. This is not a reimbursement program. Farm operators receive grant awards for signing a 5 or 10 year Agricultural Covenant. Typical uses of funds from the Farm Viability Program include building new or repairing farm structures, modernizing field equipment, purchasing delivery vehicles and tractors, and building or improving retail marketing structures or farm food processing facilities.
FVEP Applications and program information are available here. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 15, 2017.
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.