Agriculture Loan Programs
Maryland Resource-Based Industry Financing Fund Loan (MRBIFF)
Offers low-interest loans to established Ag/RB industry firms for the purchase of land and capital equipment for production and processing activities. Monies may also be used to help finance environmental or water-quality enhancement projects.
Maryland Vineyard Planting Loan Fund (MVPLF)
Helps meet the unique financing needs of Maryland’s rural landowners wanting to plant vineyards and develop wineries.
Rural Business Working Capital Fund Loan (RBWCL)
Offers low-interest loans to established Ag/RB-industry firms and producers for working capital and equipment purchases.
Forestry Equipment and Working Capital Loan (FEWCL)
Offers low-interest loans to Maryland's forest products businesses with respect to working capital and equipment purchases.
Rural Business Energy Efficiency Program
Facilitates the purchase of equipment or technology related to lowering business-related energy consumption.
Maryland Value Added Producer Grants Program
Established to make grants available to those pursuing obtaining financial support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Value Added Producer Grants Program (USDA VAPG).
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Intermediary Relending Program (IRP)
Loans are provided to local organizations (intermediaries) for the establishment of revolving loan funds.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program Grants (REAP Grants)
Provides grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance and provides funds to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biomass Research and Development Initiative
Solicits applications for financial assistance addressing research and development of biomass based products, bioenergy, biofuels and related processes.