Organic On-Farm Milk Storage & Handling Grant

Applications are due by February 9, 2023.
The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center opened a special grant round for organic dairy producers. This grant will fund the purchase of specialized equipment to help streamline milk pick-up, increase efficiencies around milk storage, and improve handling for both farmers and their processors. The opportunity is open to all organic dairy farmers, but those who lost contracts will be prioritized to help them successfully transition to new buyers. Awards will range from $10,000 to $50,000 with a 25% cash/in-kind match encouraged. There is $450,000 in total funds available. This grant is open to applicants in 11 Northeast states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.