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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 re-open


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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