Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program

Applications are due by July 25, 2022.
USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service has Meat and Poultry Processing Intermediary Lending Program (MPILP) grants available to intermediary lenders to facilitate financing for the start-up, expansion, and operation of entities engaged in primary processing (slaughter) or further processing of meat and poultry, to strengthen the financing capacity for independent processors, and to help create a more resilient, diverse, and secure U.S. food supply chain. The MPILP will also help strengthen the capacity of lenders that are financing or plan to finance meat or poultry processors. Nonprofit organizations and Native American Tribal governments are eligible to apply for grants up to $15 million.