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Goat & Sheep Dairy Development Grant

Applications are due by June 6, 2024.
The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center is accepting applications for Goat and Sheep Dairy Development grants in support of projects that address one of the following: 1) business viability, 2) market development, or 3) innovative approaches to production. This program offers matching grants for two types of projects: Individual Business Projects from $15,000 to $50,000 for farmers or processors making necessary improvements to increase business viability, market development, or innovations in production and Sector Enhancement Projects from $25,000 to $75,000 that directly engage multiple dairy businesses in activities which improve or expand small ruminant production practices or dairy markets. Projects should strengthen relationships across the goat/sheep dairy supply chain such as farmer-to-farmer, farmer-processor, or processor-customer relationships. Grants are available to applicants in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.