Learn More About: Agricultural Infrastructure Investment (AII) Program

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF) has allocated approximately $19MM in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the new Agricultural Infrastructure Investment (AII) Program.

The AII Program 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.  

Webinar Dates:  Tuesday 1/11/21 12PM

Content: Overview of grant program, eligible businesses, and expenses.  

Format: 15 minute presentations followed by Q&A 

Interpreter and translation services available per request. Interpreter and Translation needs – Please request a during the webinar interpreter or a translated version of the webinar after the webinar date below. CEI will do everything in our ability to accommodate requests.

Presenting:  

Claire Eaton 
Director Natural Resource Markets & Economic Development 
Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry 

Gray Harris 
Senior Vice President, Food Systems 
Coastal Enterprise, Inc. 

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