Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) - Division of Agricultural Technical Assistance
06/30/22 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Massachusetts farmers to continue using their land for agricultural purposes. Funding is intended to protect productive agricultural farmland from developers and rejuvenate the state's agricultural industry. The program allows farmers to retain their property and to more easily transfer ownership to their children.
It is essential to keep the agricultural industry in Massachusetts thriving. The APR Program helps to preserve agricultural land to keep valuable farmland soil from being built on by development companies for non-agricultural purposes that could be detrimental to the environment. The program offers to pay farmland owners the difference between the "fair market value" and the "agricultural value" of their farms in exchange for a permanent deed restriction which prevents any use of the property that will negatively impact its future agricultural viability.
It is a voluntary program for farmers who are faced with a decision regarding the future use of their farms. The main objective of the APR program is to protect productive farmland with the deed restrictions and revitalize the agricultural industry by making land more affordable to farmers and their operations more financially secure.
The purpose of the Agricultural Preservation Restriction program is to protect farmland. Related benefits are:
GrantWatch ID#: 202790
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit all applications to:
Dorothy Du, APR Program
Mass Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Get in touch with APR staf for information and an application.
Eastern Massachusetts/ Hampshire
Ron Hall | 413.726.2002
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