Fund to Address PFAS Contamination

GrowSmart Maine was honored to be invited to serve on the Land Transfer Subcommittee, providing recommendations to the PFAS Advisory Committee for this component of support to farmers dealing with contaminated land and water.

The PFAS Fund is a new and evolving program that will provide direct support to PFAS-impacted farmers. It will also purchase and manage PFAS-contaminated agricultural land and fund research to help farmers make informed decisions about how to adjust their operations. Finally, the PFAS Fund will support access to blood testing, medical monitoring, mental health care, and other health-related initiatives.