Agricultural Infrastructure Investment Program (AIIP)

The application Agricultural Infrastructure Investment Program closed on 2/25/2022 at 11:59PM. Updates about the grant will be communicated to all grant applicants as soon as they are available.

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.