Government Contract | Massachusetts
Urban Agriculture Grant Program

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00000566422

Bid Title: Urban Agriculture Grant Program

Agency Bid No. Title: AGR-URBANAG-FY17 MASSACHUSETTS

Received Date: 05/11/2016

Close Date: 07/05/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to:The purpose of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Urban Agriculture Program is to advance policies, leverage collective resources, and support commercial projects designed to increase the production, processing, and marketing of produce grown 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 income residents.Urban agriculture encompasses a wide variety of activities related to the growing of plants and the raising of animals for food including but not limited to: production techniques such as land-based outdoor and greenhouse cultivation, rooftop open air and greenhouse production, hydroponics, aquaculture, aquaponics, beekeeping and egg-producing poultry. Each project proposal must represent long-term, capital investments such as infrastructure improvements, building upgrades, purchase of computer software and systems, land procurement, and purchase of farm equipment. Projects will also foster youth development, small business development, and job training directly related to farming.This program does not fund community gardens or backyard produce or livestock raised for personal consumption.

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Product Codes: 95830, 96103, 94400, 95802

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Department of Agricultural Resources

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 500, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114

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