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Acer Access and Development Program


Funding Amount

$200,000 – $500,000

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Application closed May 30, 2023. Unknown when application will reopen


Activities associated with research and education related to maple syrup production, natural resource sustainability in the maple syrup industry, and the marketing of maple syrup and maple-sap products. Acer also incentivizes owners and operators of privately held land containing species of trees in the genus Acer to initiate or expand maple-sugaring activities on the land or to voluntarily make the land available, including by lease or other means, for access by the public for maple-sugaring activities

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:
- States
- Tribal governments
- Research institutions

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Application Requirements, Required Forms, and Additional Information found here:



Additional Information

For general questions about AMS’s grant programs, email

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