Minnesota Value Added Grant Program

The goal of this program is to increase the sales of Minnesota agricultural products by diversifying markets, expanding access to markets and increasing food safety. Grant funds can be used to purchase and install of equipment and/or make physical improvements to a business. You’ll find some examples from last year’s program below. Individuals, cooperatives, businesses or local government entities may apply. Grant funds can reimburse up to 25% of approved costs listed in the approved budget. Reimbursement of costs is limited to expenses incurred after notification of the award.

This is a competitive program.

The full RFP and application instructions are posted at www.mda.state.mn.us/grants/grants/valueaddedgrant.aspx We strongly prefer that applicants use our online application system. You’ll find that link at the same page.

Applications must or received by 4:00pm on October 6, 2015 to be included in this round.
We plan to offer the next round of applications in the winter of 2016. Please check the Value Added Grant website in January, 2016 for updates and the new RFP at that time.
If you have questions about the Value Added Grant Program or application process, contact Ann directly at 651-201-6028 or email at ann.kuzj@state.mn.us

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Minnesota Value Added Grant Program – apply by October 6th

Minnesota Value Added Grant Program

The goal of this program is to increase the sales of Minnesota agricultural products by diversifying markets, expanding access to markets and increasing food safety. Grant funds can be used to purchase and install of equipment and/or make physical improvements to a business. You’ll find some examples from last year’s program below. Individuals, cooperatives, businesses or local government entities may apply. Grant funds can reimburse up to 25% of approved costs listed in the approved budget. Reimbursement of costs is limited to expenses incurred after notification of the award.

This is a competitive program.

The full RFP and application instructions are posted at www.mda.state.mn.us/grants/grants/valueaddedgrant.aspx We strongly prefer that applicants use our online application system. You’ll find that link at the same page.

Applications must or received by 4:00pm on October 6, 2015 to be included in this round.
We plan to offer the next round of applications in the winter of 2016. Please check the Value Added Grant website in January, 2016 for updates and the new RFP at that time.
If you have questions about the Value Added Grant Program or application process, contact Ann directly at 651-201-6028 or email at ann.kuzj@state.mn.us