MDA grants available to add value to Minnesota agri productsStaff Writer | July 28, 2016
Rhe Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) anticipates awarding up to $1 million through the competitive Value Added Grant Program.
MDA is awarding A maximum award of $150,000
The goal of the Value Added Grant is to increase sales of Minnesota agricultural products by diversifying markets, increasing market access, and increasing food safety of value-added products.
New or established for-profit businesses may apply for funding to stimulate development of value-added agricultural products through added processing, marketing, or manufacturing.
Grant funds reimburse up to 25 percent of the total project cost with a maximum award of $150,000 and a minimum of $1,000. Equipment purchases and facility improvements are eligible.
Applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. ■