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MDA grants available to add value to Minnesota agri products

Staff Writer | July 28, 2016
Rhe Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) anticipates awarding up to $1 million through the competitive Value Added Grant Program.
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MDA is awarding   A maximum award of $150,000
Funding for the grants was established through the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Program to advance Minnesota’s agricultural and renewable energy industries.

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.