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Northeast Dairy Marketing & Branding Services Grant

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Closed June 23, 2022


About

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) announces the availability of funds through the Dairy Marketing and Branding Services Grant Program, which will provide grants for established value-added dairy processors and producer associations to access professional marketing and branding services to elevate value-added dairy businesses. Projects funded by this grant will increase the exposure and promotion of regionally produced dairy products guided by marketing/branding professionals. Funded projects will increase consumer awareness of products, develop market channels and distribution opportunities to increase product placement, support innovative strategies to increase consumption, and/or increase business revenues.

Additionally, up to 25% of the grant funds may be used to implement the strategy and/or content developed by the contractor.

Awards will range from $10,000 - $50,000 with a match requirement of 25%. 


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Eligibility

This application is open to applicants from all Northeast states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Applicants must be one of the following:

  1. Dairy processors that transform raw milk sourced from the Northeast region into an edible product and are: 

    • licensed dairy processor in compliance with all required state and/or federal standards, as required for the sales outlets reached during the timeframe of this project; and

    • headquartered or based in the Northeast; and

    • if a value-added processor, products are manufactured within the Northeast.

  2. Dairy producer association/dairy council which represents and promotes dairy products and dairy businesses of the Northeast.


Terms

Awards will range from $10,000 - $50,000 with a match requirement of 25%. 


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Details

Deadline

June 23, 2022

Organization

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VTAFM)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Maximum Award Amount

$50,000


Updated June 17, 2022

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