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Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP)

Rural Development

Closed May 11, 2022


About

The Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP) provides grants to help eligible processors expand their capacity. USDA Rural Development designed the MPPEP to encourage competition and sustainable growth in the U.S. meat processing sector, and to help improve supply chain resiliency.


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Eligibility

Eligible Producers

Sole proprietor businesses or other entities that engage – or want to engage – in meat and poultry processing.

Eligible Projects

Grant funds can be used to expand processing capacity by supporting activities such as:

  • Building new – or modernizing or expanding existing – processing facilities

  • Developing, installing, or modernizing equipment and technology

  • Ensuring compliance with packaging and labeling requirements

  • Upholding occupational and other safety requirements

  • Modifying facilities or equipment to protect food safety

  • Paying for voluntary grading services on value-added processed products

  • Offsetting costs associated with becoming an inspected facility

  • Supporting workforce recruitment, training, and retention


Terms

The maximum award amount is $25 million, or 20 percent of total project costs, whichever is less. There is no minimum award amount.

Eligible applicants must also do the following:


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Details

Deadline

May 11, 2022

Organization

Rural Development (RD)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Maximum Award Amount

$20,000,000

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Donald Giannatti


Updated April 28, 2022

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