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Oklahoma Farm Enhancement and Diversification Grant: Research

Oklahoma Agriculture, Food, and Forestry

About

The Agriculture Enhancement and Diversification Program was designed to develop or improve uses for agricultural products, expand the state’s production of value-added products and to encourage diversified farming. The program provides funds in the form of grants or 0% interest loans. Proposals must clearly demonstrate the ability to directly benefit Oklahoma farmers and ranchers through the creation of new revenue streams.

Deadline dates for submissions are January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st or the next regular business day if the Department offices are closed on the deadline date.

Basic and Applied Research Loan/Grant

  • Projects should conduct research for the purpose of business creation or expansion focusing on agricultural products or by-products.

  • Projects with end results that can be commercialized will be considered loans. All other projects will be considered grants.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should focus research efforts on use and processing of agricultural products and by-products. 

  • The Board is seeking applications that develop the expanded use of technology for processing agricultural products and by-products in Oklahoma. 

  • The application must not be aimed at business expansion or creation without regard to agricultural products utilization, must not include research that cannot reasonably be expected to result in a marketable product, or cannot already have been duplicated by other research efforts.

Terms

  • Successful applications will exhibit thoughtful planning, expansion of jobs in the rural areas, and a reasonable opportunity for commercialization.

  • A royalty on the sale or lease of any product, process or service developed from the research conducted by the loan or grant may be paid to the Oklahoma Agriculture Enhancement and Diversification Program. Royalty agreements shall be negotiated at the time of the loan or grant contract and shall be structured so that a portion of the investment of public funds can be recovered.

  • Each application will be considered on an individual basis and on its own merits. A 15 minute oral presentation to the Board is required. The Board reserves the right to reject any loan application.

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Details

Organization

Oklahoma Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODA)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Maximum Award Amount

$10,000

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Updated July 15, 2021

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