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Minnesota AGRI Value-Added Grant Program

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Opens September 1, 2021

About

The AGRI Value-Added Grant helps Minnesota processors add value to Minnesota agricultural products by investing in the purchase of equipment, production capacity, market diversification, and market access for value-added products.

Eligibility

Individuals, farmers, businesses, agricultural cooperatives, or local government entities are eligible to apply. You must explain how your project will increase the sales of Minnesota agricultural products and/or increase market access. The program aims to fund projects that impact many farmers.

MDA will prioritize projects that create additional meat or poultry processing capacity, increase food safety to improve marketability, respond to changing market conditions as result of COVID-19, or respond to civil unrest.

MDA is not funding feasibility studies this year.

Terms

MDA expects to award a total of $1 million in Fiscal Year 2021. Grants may reimburse up to 25 percent of eligible expenses. The maximum award is $150,000, and the minimum award is $1,000.

Resources

2021 AGRI Value-Added Grant Request for Proposals

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Details

Release Date

September 1, 2021

Organization

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MNDA)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Minimum Award Amount

$1,000

Maximum Award Amount

$150,000

Total Program Funding

$1,000,000

Image Credit

MNDA

Updated July 15, 2021

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