Minnesota Continuous Living Cover Grants

Applications must be received by July 15, 2024.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants up to $45,000 to develop enterprises, supply chains, and markets for continuous living cover crops and cropping systems in the early stage of commercial development. The goal is to provide grants to continuous living cover (CLC) crops and cropping systems value-chain enterprises for equipment infrastructure and business and market development. For example, this could include customized equipment to harvest the crop, clean and store seeds, and process crops for food products. The intended outcome is supply chain and market development that can increase CLC crops and cropping systems on agricultural lands in Minnesota. Applicants must be Minnesota organizations and the project must focus on continuous living cover.