Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grants

Applications are due by May 24, 2022.
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is accepting applications for a second round of MPIRG program funding totaling $23.6 million. USDA encourages grant applications that focus on improving meat and poultry slaughter and processing capacity and efficiency; developing new and expanding existing markets; increasing capacity and better meeting consumer and producer demand; maintaining strong inspection and food safety standards; obtaining a larger commercial presence; and increasing access to slaughter or processing facilities for smaller farms and ranches, new and beginning farmers and ranchers, socially disadvantaged producers, and veteran producers.