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The APR Improvement Program (AIP) provides funding, technical assistance, and business planning to farms with land that has already been protected through MDAR’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program. The program assists with issues of economic viability, environmental sustainability, resource conservation, family succession, modernization of infrastructure and other issues that may enhance the long term continued use of the agricultural resource. Grant funds of $25,000 - $100,000 are available to participants on a reimbursement basis for identified capital improvements on the farm property including resource management – such as reseeding hay fields, pasture improvements, fencing, establishing perennial crops - or new or improved farm buildings - such as storage barns, livestock housing, farmstands, or processing facilities.
Application Open Period: February 2018
Application Deadline: April 10, 2018
Maximum Funding Per Applicant: $25,000 - $100,000