Missouri Value-Added Agriculture Grant Program
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Closed April 1, 2022
The Missouri Value-Added Agriculture Grant Program provides grants for projects that add value to Missouri agricultural products and aid the economy of a rural community. Grant applications will be considered for value-added agricultural business concepts that:
Lead to and result in development, processing and marketing of new or expanded uses or technologies for agricultural products; and
Foster agricultural economic development in Missouri’s rural communities.
Applications will be considered for expenses related to the creation, development and operation of a value-added agricultural business including:
Prospectus development for cooperatives, and
Who is Eligible?
Applicant must be at least 18 years old,
Missouri resident, and
Applicant may be groups of individuals, businesses, and organizations related to agriculture whose proposed value-added agricultural business concept is based in Missouri
Grant Amount and Terms
The maximum grant to any person, groups of individuals, businesses or organizations related to a value-added rural agricultural business concept is $200,000.
The grants cannot be used for:
Business start-up except as detailed in program guidelines,
Business expansion, unless qualified on the basis of program criteria,
Paying off existing debts,
Substituting existing efforts or research already underway,
Covering institutional overhead costs,
Operational costs such as payroll, utilities, inventory, insurance, and advertising,
Buying land, buildings, or equipment,
Implementing feasibility studies, marketing studies, marketing plans, or business plans except as detailed in the program guidelines, and
Application fee or grant writing expenses
A nonrefundable fee will be due with each application. The fee will be $150 for grant application requests of $25,000 or less and $300 for requests over $25,000. The application fee may be part of the applicant’s matching funds.
For funded grant requests, a MASBDA grant administration fee is due equal to ten (10) percent of the total grant awarded. The fee is due when the Grant Agreement is signed. The MASBDA grant administration fee may be included as part of the applicant’s grant request, or if paid by the applicant, may be shown as part of the applicant’s internal matching expenditures.
Complete the Application and submit it by the deadline by mail, email or fax.
Submit one original and one copy of the Missouri Value-Added Agriculture Grant Application to:
P.O. Box 630
1616 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO
Faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. However, the original application and application fee MUST be received by overnight delivery no later than the next business day.
- Fax number: (573) 522-2416 E-mail address: email@example.com
The Missouri Value-Added Agriculture Grant Program assesses two fees: one at the time of application and a second at the time of Grant Contract signing:
A nonrefundable application fee will be due with each application. The fee will be $150 for grant application requests totaling $25,000 or less and $300 for requests totaling over $25,000 as shown on Attachment C, Project Budget Total.
For funded grants, a MASBDA ten (10) percent grant administration fee is due as shown on Attachment C, Project Budget. The fee is due when the Grant Contract is signed. The MASBDA grant administration fee may be included as part of the applicant’s grant request, or if paid by the applicant, it may be shown as part of the applicant’s internal cash match.
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