Massachusetts Food Trust Pre-Application

Thank you for your interest in the Massachusetts Food Trust Program (MFTP). This form will assess your business’s eligibility for the program. Upon receiving this completed form, program partners will review your pre-application, reach out to you to schedule a phone call, and conduct additional research to determine whether your project aligns with the program’s mission and eligibility criteria. We will strive to notify you within 2-4 weeks of receiving this form about whether you're invited to submit a full application.

The Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) and the Franklin County Community Development Corporation (FCCDC) are administrating the MFTP with oversight from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and support from The Food Trust (TFT). The MFTP will be a revolving loan and grant fund with a goal to establish a financing infrastructure that increases access to healthy, affordable food options, with a preference for fresh locally sourced Massachusetts grown, caught or harvested healthy food and to improve economic opportunities for nutritionally underserved communities in urban, rural and suburban localities.

You may reach out to us with additional comments by contacting Risa Waldoks at We look forward to hearing about your healthy food projects!

Contact Information

Business Information

Finance Request

About Your Project

In order to be eligible, projects need to align with the goals of the MFTP, namely by serving a low-to-moderate-income community, by being located in an underserved area (i.e. with limited to no access to fresh food retail), and by meeting the needs and expectations of the community.

Please consult the eligibility criteria for more information.

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Thank you so much for participating! We will be in touch shortly to schedule a phone call.