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Massachusetts Food Ventures Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Sponsor
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Deadlines
Dec 5, 2022
Contact

Rose Arruda
617.626.1849
Rose.Arruda@mass.gov

Purpose

The Massachusetts Food Ventures Program (MFVP) provides funding for projects that increase access to healthy, affordable food options; source Massachusetts grown, caught, or harvested healthy food; and that improve economic opportunities for low to moderate income communities, including Gateway Cities and rural communities.

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Food processing infrastructure
  • Non retail food commissaries
  • Food co-ops
  • Greenhouses and farmers markets
  • Food hubs
  • Commercial markets
  • Mobile/innovative markets
Eligibility

Eligible applicants in Massachusetts include:

  • Municipalities
  • Federal and state recognized tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Individual residents
Geographic coverage
Massachusetts
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000
Award floor: $50,000

A 50% match is required in the form of cash or a guaranteed loan.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Follow the instructions on the program website to submit online or by mail.

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Massachusetts



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