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Goat & Sheep Dairy Supply Chain Grant

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Closed August 9, 2021

About

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) announces the availability of funds through the Goat and Sheep Dairy Supply Chain Grant program, which will provide grants for New England dairy farmers, processors, and/or producer associations to improve the goat and/or sheep dairy supply chain. 

Projects funded by this grant will develop or expand goat and/or sheep dairy products or markets that will positively impact multiple businesses within the goat and/or sheep dairy supply chain. Projects will increase the exposure and promotion of regionally produced goat/sheep dairy products through supply chain impacts.

Funded projects will increase consumer awareness of goat/sheep dairy products, develop market channels and distribution opportunities to increase goat/sheep dairy product placement, support innovative strategies to increase consumption of goat/sheep dairy products, and/or increase business revenues related to goat/sheep dairy products.

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Eligibility

Applicants eligible for these funds must fall into at least one of the following categories:

  1. Dairy farmer (producer) of goat or sheep milk that is headquartered or based in New England and sources or produces milk within New England.

  2. Dairy processor of goat or sheep milk that transforms raw milk into an edible product and is regulated by the federal Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) and is headquartered or based in New England, and sources or produces milk within New England.

  3. Dairy producer association/dairy council which represents and promotes goat and/or sheep dairy products/dairy businesses of New England.

Terms

Grants will range from $20,000 - $50,000 with a 25% match commitment. $250,000 in available funds. 

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Details

Release Date

July 8, 2021

Deadline

August 9, 2021

Organization

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VTAFM)

Financial Instrument

Grant, Cost Share

Minimum Award Amount

$20,000

Maximum Award Amount

$50,000

Total Program Funding

$250,000

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Annie Spratt

Updated July 30, 2021

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