Farm Grant Opportunities, Spring 2013Rural Cooperative Development Grants: USDA's Rural Cooperative Development Grants of up to $200,000 are awarded to Rural Cooperative Development Centers, which in turn provide technical assistance to individuals and entities. Nonprofit corporations or institutions of higher education can apply for matching funds to establish and operate centers for rural cooperative development. Application deadline is July 15, 2013. Massachusetts Farm Viability Enhancement Program: Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is accepting applications from farmers for the Farm Viability Enhancement Program. This is a business-planning and technical-assistance program that provides management advice and grants from $25,000 to $100,000 to implement farm growth and sustainability strategies. Applications is June 18, 2013.