Skip to content

Washington County Agricultural Innovation and Equipment Grant Opening Soon

Washington County Agricultural Innovation and Equipment Grant Opening Soon

Hagerstown, MD (July 19, 2023) – The Washington County Department of Business and Economic Development is pleased to announce the launch of the Washington County, Maryland Agricultural Innovation and Equipment Grant. This grant program, exclusively designed for agricultural businesses, farms, and farm owners in Washington County, Maryland, aims to support their growth and development.

The Washington County, Maryland Agricultural Innovation and Equipment Grant was approved and funded in the amount of $300,000 to be awarded over a three-year period. Applicants can apply to receive the grant in amounts of $1,000.00 to $25,000.00.

Grant request examples include expanding marketing efforts, business development and outreach, expanding or adding value-added endeavors, increasing farm viability, enhancing demonstration, conservation, and research, upgrading production buildings for structures used exclusively for animal agricultural purposes, acquiring business supplies, making construction improvements to assist with consumer/customer outreach, expanding advertising, offering new promotions, and supporting agricultural expansion.

Applications will be available starting July 31, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. on the Washington County Department of Business and Economic Development’s website at wcmd.info/ag-innovation-grant. The grant period opens July 31, 2023, at 8:00 a.m., EST, and will remain open until August 21, 2023, at 4:00 p.m., EST.

The applications will be processed and evaluated based on their total score. In the event of a tie, applications will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligibility requirements, grant performance criteria, and fund usage limitations apply. The grant recipients will be announced and awarded in September 2023.

To submit the completed application, applicants can either email it along with the required attachments to [email protected] or mail it directly to:

Washington County Department of Business and Economic Development

Attn: Agricultural Innovation and Equipment Grant

100 W. Washington Street, Suite 1401

Hagerstown, MD 21740

“It is more important now than ever to ensure the success, viability, and sustainability of our local farms. Keeping farms healthy and growing in our county represents the backbone of our community and our largest economic driver”, said Leslie Hart, Business Development Specialist, and creator of the Agricultural Innovation and Equipment Grant program.

For questions regarding the Washington County, Maryland Agricultural Innovation and Equipment Grant program or eligibility, please email [email protected].

###

Other news:

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Kemps Mill Road

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Kemps Mill Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 23, 2024) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the upcoming closure of Kemps Mill Road, between Pinesburg…
Maryland Department of the Environment Encourages Water Conservation with Drought Watch for Western Maryland

Maryland Department of the Environment Encourages Water Conservation with Drought Watch for Western Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 23, 2024) – The Washington County Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the current drought watch…
REMINDER: Join Us for Customer Appreciation Day on July 26th at Regional Park!

REMINDER: Join Us for Customer Appreciation Day on July 26th at Regional Park!

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 23, 2024) – The Washington County Division of Permits and Inspections is excited to announce our Customer…
Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government

LIBERAL LEAVE IS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
 
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!