Grant program will give $10 million to Maine farmers and agricultural businesses

AUGUSTA, Maine — A new program has made $10 million in grant money available to Maine farmers and agricultural producers hit hard by the pandemic’s economic impact.

But candidates will have to act fast. The funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with applications closing at 5 p.m. Friday.

The Agriculture and Food Processing Infrastructure Reimbursement Program will reimburse up to $100,000 spent by Maine food and agriculture businesses as they patch supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Communications Director Jim Britt said.