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Choose Iowa Marketing and Promotion Program

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Due December 15, 2021

About

The Choose Iowa Marketing and Promotion Grant Program exists to identify, evaluate, and financially support programs and services that add value to agricultural products, enable new technologies, and support alternative marketing strategies.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • Be an individual, business, agricultural cooperative, non-profit organization, or local government.

  • Be in good standing with the State of Iowa

  • Currently reside or conduct business in Iowa

Eligible Projects

  • Increase sales of Iowa agricultural products by increasing production capacity or expanding market access for value-added projects

  • Not be in progress until a grant is awarded

  • Be completed in 18 months or less

  • Be conducted in Iowa

Ineligible Expenses

  • Equipment and infrastructure for meat processing (funding available through IEDA)

  • Infrastructure for renewable fuels (funding available through IDALS-RFIP)

  • Expenses incurred prior to grant award

  • Start-up costs such as inventory, license fees, working capital, etc.

  • Equipment/facilities for crop or livestock production

  • Advertising, public relations, entertainment, and costs

  • Employee wages and benefits

  • Paying off existing debt, related collection costs, or legal costs

  • Paying off existing fines, penalties, or settlements from failure to comply with laws or regulations

Terms

  • Maximum grant awards shall not exceed $25,000.

  • Applicants must provide a minimum one-to-one financial match from private sources for total project costs.

  • Additional points will be awarded to applicants that provide more than the required match amount.

Resources

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Details

Deadline

December 15, 2021

Organization

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IA DALS)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Maximum Award Amount

$25,000

Image Credit

Amber Kipp

Updated October 22, 2021

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