Dairy Farm Innovation & Alternative Management Grant

November 17, 2022

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This grant provides funds to support the implementation of community- and climate-forward production strategies. Projects funded through this grant program should take a whole farm system approach and increase collaboration with other farms or dairy sector stakeholders.  

 

Projects may address improvements in topics such as, but are in no way limited to, creating new models for collaborative/cooperative milk production, increased new and young farmer engagement, alternative business ownership/management models, development of green technologies, farm-scale appropriate technology improvements, or creating a culture of continuous improvement.


Grants available of $15,000 to $75,000 with a 25% (cash or in-kind) match commitment required. The Request for Applications (RFA) is now available.


Application period: December 1, 2022 - February 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.  Open to dairy farmers, producer associations, and technical service providers.

 

Click here for more information on how to fill out an application

 

Additionally, the current round of the Dairy Food Safety & Certification Grant is open now:


Dairy Food Safety & Certification Grant

 

This grant will provide dairy farmers, processors, and/or producer associations with funds needed to take actionable steps to improve the safety of dairy products. Projects funded through this program will support increased production safety standards with the goal of accessing new markets. Projects that increase marketability of dairy products will be prioritized. Activities covered by this grant include accessing technical assistance, audits, food safety plan development, training, testing fees, and certain infrastructure upgrades.

 
Grants available of $10,000 - $40,000 with a 25% (cash or in-kind) match commitment required.


Application deadline: January 19, 2023

 

Click here for more information on how to fill out an application