Application Deadlines Extended for MDAR beginning farmer program MEGA to April 20

The Request for Response for the Fiscal Year 2021 Matching Enterprise Grants for Agriculture (MEGA) program RFR: AGR-MEGA-FY21-11 has been amended.

The amendment allows applicants that have not yet filed 2019 taxes for their farm business to provide 2019 income and expense estimates with the application, and then submit a copy of relevant tax form to the Department by July 29, 2020.  The MEGA application deadline has been extended to 4:00 pm on April 20, 2020.

For a copy of the amended Request for Response with application, please visit the MEGA website at: www.mass.gov/service-details/matching-enterprise-grants-for-agriculture-mega

Please contact Melissa Adams at Melissa.L.Adams@mass.gov with any questions.


Application Deadlines Extended for MDAR’s Agricultural Produce Safety Improvement Program (APSIP) and New Climate Smart Agriculture Program (CSAP)

Agricultural Produce Safety Improvement Program (APSIP)

The APSIP application deadline has been extended from Friday, May 8, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020. Applications must be received by the Department no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020. Applications can be emailed, mailed, or hand delivered to:

Laura J. Maul
Program Coordinator
Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

Please visit the APSIP for more information and a copy of the application.

www.mass.gov/how-to/agricultural-produce-safety-improvement-program-apsip

For more information contact Laura Maul, 617-626-1739, Laura.Maul@mass.gov


MDAR’s New Climate Smart Agriculture Program (CSAP)

The CSAP application deadline has been extended from Friday, May 8, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020.

Applications must be received by the Department no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020. Applications must be sent by mail or hand delivered to:

Laura J. Maul
Program Coordinator
Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

Email and faxes not accepted

Please visit the CSAP website for more information and a copy of the application.

www.mass.gov/how-to/how-to-apply-to-the-climate-smart-agriculture-program

For more information contact Laura Maul, 617-626-1739, Laura.Maul@mass.gov or Gerry Palano, 617-626-1706, Gerald.Palano@mass.gov.