The Agricultural Food Safety Improvement Program (AFSIP) supports produce and aquaculture operations that are looking to improve their food safety practices that work towards minimizing the risks of microbial contamination and food-borne illnesses while increasing market access. In addition, by implementing these practices the goals of the Program is to meet regulatory requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and to increase competitive market access by meeting buyer demands for demonstrated practices that work towards protecting public health and food safety.
Produce operations that grow, harvest, pack, or hold produce as defined by 21 C.F.R. § 112 and that are principally and substantially engaged in the business of production agriculture or farming for commercial purposes under M.G.L. c. 128, Section 1A.
Aquaculture farmers as defined by M.G.L. c.128, Section 1A, currently licensed, who raise a marine or aquatic species intended for human food.
Practices that help prevent or reduce on-farm food safety risks on produce or aquaculture farms.
Water systems, delivery, treatment devices, processing and washing equipment
Portable restrooms and/or hand washing sinks (mobile or stationary)
Harvest & storage equipment (bins, totes, bin storage, racks)
Packing shed walls, ceilings, and light fixtures
Drainage systems for coolers and washing & packing areas
Wildlife fencing; Pest deterrent
Walk-in refrigeration units
Maximum funding per applicant is 80% of total project costs up to $40,000.
A minimum cash match of 20% of the total project costs is required.
Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program (PRS)
Agricultural Marketing Service · Due Nov 22
- Nutrition & Food Safety
- Disaster Relief
- Farmers Market
- Technical Assistance
- Public Health
ACRE3 Agricultural Energy Efficiency (AgEE)
Colorado Department of Agriculture
- Cost Share
- Alternative Energy
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Cost Share
- Soil Health
- Certified Organic
- Water Quality
- Forest Management
- Waterway Protection
- Wetland Conservation
- Pest Management
APR Improvement Program (AIP)
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
- Land & Ownership
November 5, 2021
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)
Grant, Cost Share
Maximum Award Amount
Updated October 4, 2021
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