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Farm Viability Enhancement Program (FVEP)

Learn more about the Farm Viability Enhancement Program (FVEP) and how to apply.

Overview

The Farm Viability Enhancement Program (FVEP) provides business planning, technical assistance, and grants to commercial farms to improve farm viability and to preserve and support the stewardship of agricultural resources.

The program provides one on one business planning assistance and technical assistance in areas of need such as family succession, marketing, or financial tracking to help increase farm viability. Participants selected to participate in the program may be offered grant funds of $100,000 - $200,000 for identified farm improvement projects in return for signing an agricultural covenant on the farm property to keep it in agricultural use for a 10 or 15-year term. Eligible uses of funds include farm capital projects such as building or renovating barns, farmstands, wash pack facilities, farm equipment, or improving resources such as wells or fencing.

Details

The application period for this program is closed. The next open application period is expected in early spring of 2025, dependent upon funding.

Contact Information

Laura Barley - 413-726-2008 - Laura.Barley@mass.gov

Melissa Adams - 413-726-2001 - Melissa.L.Adams@mass.gov

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