August 19, 2022 – Funding was awarded to 64 agricultural businesses. The awards ranged from $41,669 to $500,000, averaging $301,217. Awards were distributed to a mix of different scales and types of production across all sixteen counties.
Additional details will be issued shortly – including formal award letters and decision notices.
Funding will be released after the appeal period has ended. Should no appeals be received, funds are anticipated to be released between 9/30/22 and 10/15/22. In the event that any appeals are received, the timeline for funding distribution will likely be revised.
DACF will provide grant agreements and other necessary information to funding recipients. For the many compelling projects that were not awarded grants through AIIP, we will provide a list of alternative funding resources that may help finance infrastructure upgrades at your farms and businesses.
We understand that there is a further need for financial support within Maine agriculture, and DACF is committed to advocating for additional funding that can support future investment programs.
Please contact Tona Lenhart via email at email@example.com or by phone at (207) 481-1539 with any questions.