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Organic Market Development Grant (OMDG)

Agricultural Marketing Service

Closed August 8, 2023


The Organic Market Development Grant (OMDG) program supports the development of new and expanded organic markets to help increase the consumption of domestic organic agricultural commodities. The program focuses on building and expanding capacity for certified organic production, aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storing, transporting, wholesaling, distribution, and development of consumer markets. OMDG aims to increase the availability and demand for domestically produced organic agricultural products and address the critical need for additional market paths.

AMS will give priority consideration to projects addressing specific pinpointed market needs for organic grains and livestock feed, organic dairy, organic fibers, organic legumes and other rotational crops, and organic ingredients currently unavailable in organic form.


Eligibility

Eligible applicants are business entities (regardless of legal structure) who produce or handle organic foods, non-profit organizations, tribal governments, and government entities. Tribal, state, territory, and local government entities are also eligible to apply for funding, as are non-profit organizations. 


Terms

Market Development and Promotion and Processing Capacity Expansion require 50% matching funds of the total federal portion of the grant cost.

There is a reduced match funds requirement of only 25% available to historically underserved farmers and ranchers and applicable small businesses.

Smaller Equipment-Only projects do not require federal cost sharing or matching.


Application Instructions

Thoroughly read through the Request for Applications to prepare you application and submit through Grants.gov

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Details

Release Date

May 10, 2023

Deadline

August 8, 2023

Financial Instrument

Grant

Minimum Award Amount

$10,000

Maximum Award Amount

$3,000,000


Updated May 26, 2023

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