The Matching Enterprise Grants for Agriculture (MEGA) program assists beginning farmers who are between 1 and 6 years in business by providing technical assistance and business planning for farm improvement strategies. Grant funds of up to $10,000 are available on a 1:1 matching cost reimbursement basis to assist farmers whose goal is to raise agricultural products and who aspire to develop their farms into commercially viable operations. Funds are typically used for equipment, infrastructure, or other capital improvements to implement strategies identified during the planning process to help their business grow.
The application period for this program is now closed. The next application is expected to be available around spring of 2022, dependent upon funding.