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Minnesota Value-Added Grant

Applications are due by October 12, 2023.
The AGRI Value-Added Grant offers grants for value-added businesses (including bioenergy producers and hemp processors) to invest in equipment. The program is intended to increase sales of Minnesota agricultural products by investing in production capacity, market diversification, and market access for value-added products. The maximum award is $150,000, and the minimum award is $1,000. Grantees are responsible for at least 50% of the total cost for the first $50,000 and 75% of the total cost for every dollar after as a cash match. Projects that increase food safety, increase hemp fiber production capacity, or serve underserved populations will be prioritized.