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Massachusetts Urban Agriculture Program

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Closed May 6, 2024

The purpose of the MDAR Urban Agriculture Program is to advance Commonwealth goals and objectives, leverage collective resources, and support commercial projects designed to increase the production, processing, and marketing of produce grown and sold in urban centers across the Commonwealth. Expenditures will promote strategies to address food insecurity and to increase access of fresh, local produce in urban neighborhoods with a high concentration of low-moderate income residents.


Who May Apply?

  • Municipalities

  • Nonprofit Organizations 501(c)(3)

  • Public or non-profit educational or public health institutions

  • Established urban farmer with more than three (3) years of commercial urban farming experience

Application Instructions

Read the Request for Responses on the COMMBUYS portal.

Submit your completed application by email to

Or mail you application materials to:

Rose Arruda

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

251 Causeway Street, Suite 500

Boston, MA 02114

If you apply by mail, make sure that you have a complete application as described in the RFR. Submissions must not exceed six (6) double-sided pages (exclusive of attachments). The bidder shall submit one (1) signed original and four (4) copies of the proposal, as well as an electric copy.



May 6, 2024

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Updated March 27, 2024

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