The Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program is a grant and loan program established by the Montana Legislature to strengthen and diversify Montana’s agricultural industry through the development of new agricultural products and processes. Examples of eligible project activities involve equipment purchases, construction costs, advertising and promotion, and consultant services for engineering. Projects should primarily add value to Montana’s agricultural products, have prospects for achieving commercial success given the current personnel, experience and resources of the applicant, and have the possibility to create and/or retain jobs in Montana. A 1:1 match is required. Maximum funding is $150,000, made up of a maximum of $50,000 in the form of grant funding and up to $100,000 in the form of loan funding.
Applications are due by December 7, 2020.