Agricultural Infrastructure Investment Program (AIIP)

Updated 1/14/22 at 2:55 PM EST

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF) has allocated approximately $20MM in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the new Agricultural Infrastructure Investment Program (AIIP).  

  • AIIP application period will open on January 14, 2022
  • AIIP application deadline is 11:59PM EST on February 25, 2022

The AIIP will provide critical funding for Maine farms and agricultural food processors pursuing infrastructure upgrades that will:

  1. mitigate the adverse effects of COVID-19,
  2. increase capacity, enhance supply chain resilience, and address market disruptions, and
  3. drive growth within the Maine agricultural and food economy while providing more locally available foods to Mainers. 

The Department has partnered with Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) to serve as Third-Party Administrator for the program.  

Sign up for updates on the program here

Online Application Walkthrough

Draft Application

Download a DRAFT of the application (PDF) [updated 1/14/22]

Webinar Materials

Webinar Slides


Office Hours

CEI will be hosting several “office hours” to discuss application questions with individuals. Registration via the links below.

Our offices remain closed to the public, but we are hard at work!