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Minnesota Meat, Poultry, and Milk Processing Grant

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Due October 27, 2022


About

The AGRI Meat, Poultry, Egg, and Milk Processing Grant offers designated grants to facilitate the start-up, modernization, or expansion of meat, poultry, egg, and milk processing businesses. The intent of the program is to increase sales of Minnesota-raised livestock products by investing in equipment and physical improvements that support processing, capacity, market diversification, and market access.


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Eligibility

Individuals, farmers, businesses, agricultural cooperatives, non-profits, educational institutions, local governments, and Tribal Governments are eligible to apply.

You must explain how your project will increase the sales of Minnesota-raised livestock products and/or increase market access. This program aims to fund projects that impact many farmers.

MDA will prioritize projects that create additional meat/poultry slaughter capacity in addition to projects that increase access to Kosher/Halal markets.


Terms

MDA expect to award up to $1.4 million in Fiscal Year 2023. The minimum award is $1,000 and the maximum award is $150,000.

This grant requires a cash match. For the match:

  • You are responsible for 50% of the first $50,000 to receive up to a $25,000 reimbursement.

  • For costs after the first $50,000, you are responsible for 75% of the total remaining cost to receive 25% reimbursement, up to a maximum grant award of $150,000.


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Details

Release Date

September 16, 2022

Deadline

October 27, 2022

Organization

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Minimum Award Amount

$1,000

Maximum Award Amount

$150,000

Total Program Funding

$1,400,000

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Marjan Blan


Updated September 16, 2022

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