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Maryland Cold Storage Grant Program

Maryland Agriculture & Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation

Closed October 31, 2022

This grant assists those in the farming and commercial fishing industries with the purchase of cold storage equipment and installation assistance if needed. MARBIDCO will match up to 50% of the cost of the project, with a maximum grant award amount of $1,000.


Farmers and watermen with at least $1,000 in agricultural or seafood product sales in calendar years 2021 or 2022. The eligible applicants can include sole proprietorships, partnerships, cooperatives, and LLCs. 

Commercial Watermen must have an active Tidal Fisheries License (TFL) with the Department of Natural Resources and provide the TFL number on the application form. Shellfish Aquaculture farmers must be an active leaseholder with the Department of Natural Resources and provide the lease number on the application from.

Grant funds and matching funds must be used to purchase and install cold storage equipment, including:

  • Large coolers

  • Ice machines

  • On-boat or On-dock cold storage

  • Reach-in refrigerator/freezer

  • Walk-in refrigerator/freezer

  • On-truck cold storage (does not include costs related to purchase a truck)

  • Third-party costs related to installation of cold storage unit or construction of cold storage facility


Applicants are required to pay for at least 50% of the eligible project cost.

Application Instructions

Send application (below) electronically to or mail to:


Maryland Producer Cold Storage Grant Program

c/o Sierra Criste

1410 Forest Drive, Suite 21

Annapolis, MD 21403




October 31, 2022

Financial Instrument


Minimum Award Amount

January 1, 200

Maximum Award Amount


Updated September 18, 2023

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