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Massachusetts Agricultural Environmental Enhancement Program

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Closed Indefinitely

Our sources indicate that this program is closed indefinitely and unlikely to reopen.

As of 2023, this program has been consolidated into the Massachusetts Climate Smart Agriculture Program.

AEEP is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds the implementation of agricultural conservation practices that reduce or prevent negative impacts to the Commonwealth's natural resources that may result from agricultural practices while maintaining sustainability and productivity of the agricultural operation. Practices funded include those that prevent direct impacts on water quality, ensure efficient use of water, and address agricultural impacts on air quality or demonstrate other conservation benefits or environmental goals.


Agricultural operations engaged in production agriculture for commercial purposes as identified by Massachusetts General Laws (MGL).

The applicant must own or be a co-responder with the owner of the property.

The property must be in active agricultural use and managed by the applicant for at least three (3) years.

There is no acreage requirement. 

Application Instructions

The Application is currently closed, but applications will be made through MA's unified Climate Smart Agriculture Program Portal.

Check back in early 2022 to learn how to apply.



June 1, 2021

Financial Instrument


Updated March 22, 2024

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