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Maryland Livestock Processing Equipment Grant Program

Maryland Agriculture & Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation

Closed December 1, 2023


MARBIDCO has established the Maryland Livestock Processing Equipment Grant Program to help assist with the expansion of livestock processing capacity in Maryland. This program offers grants to eligible applicants to purchase livestock and meat processing equipment and/or upgrade facilities to help increase production in Maryland, with a particular focus on large animal and blue catfish processing. (Smaller scale poultry processing projects may also be eligible.)

MARBIDCO will contribute up to 50% towards the eligible costs, with a maximum grant award amount of $50,000 for USDA-inspected facility projects and maximum grant award amount of $30,000 for custom-exempt processing or mobile processing projects.


Enterprises


Eligibility

Eligible applicants include individuals and businesses who currently operate livestock and meat processing enterprises in Maryland, as well as those that can start such operations by no later than July 31, 2023. These applicants can include sole proprietorships, partnerships, cooperatives, corporations, or LLCs.

Eligible expenses: Grant funds (and matching funds paid by the applicant) must be used to purchase livestock and meat processing equipment for USDA-inspected facilities, custom-exempt or mobile processing projects. Livestock processing equipment items purchased prior to April 1, 2023, are not eligible to be reimbursed using these grant funds.


Application Instructions

Send complete applications (below) to scriste@marbidco.org. Electronic submissions are encouraged.

Application Link

Or mail to

MARBIDCO – Livestock Proc. Equip. Grant

c/o Sierra Criste

1410 Forest Drive, Suite 21

Annapolis, MD 21403

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Details

Release Date

April 14, 2023

Deadline

December 1, 2023

Financial Instrument

Grant, Cost Share

Minimum Award Amount

$5,000

Maximum Award Amount

$50,000


Updated November 27, 2023

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