The Matching Enterprise Grants for Agriculture (MEGA) Program from MDAR helps with business expansion on new and beginning farms. MEGA provides business planning assistance and grant funds of up to $10,000 on a one-to-one matching cash reimbursement basis. The MEGA Program assists beginning farmers in their first through fifth year of business who aspire to develop their farms into commercially viable operations. Funds are used for equipment, infrastructure or other capital improvements identified through the business planning process.
MEGA 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.