Back to top

Natural Disaster Recovery Program for Agriculture has opened to assist with 2023 Natural Disasters

September 6, 2023


Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 29th, 2023.


The Natural Disaster Recovery (NDR) Program for Agriculture has been opened up to provide financial assistance to agricultural operations that suffered crop losses from specific 2023 Natural Disasters. These natural disasters are the February 3-5 Deep Freeze; the May 17-18 Frost; and the July 9-16 Rainfall and Flooding. Please follow the following link to the official MDAR webpage: Here you will find detailed instructions on how to determine eligibility, what information is required of you, the application process, and useful information about the award. 


Please note: Please read the RFR in its entirety for relevant information on the application process. The online application can be found at


An informational webinar was held on September 8, 2023. To access a recording of the webinar, follow the link here. Interested applicants should review the content before applying. Program FAQ



Prepared by Matthew Bley, Fruit Extension Educator II, UMass Extension

Disaster Preparedness
Community & Economic Vitality