Funds Available to Update Livestock Operations

department of agriculture

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Larry Schumacher,

MDA Communications

651-201-6629

larry.schumacher@state.mn.us

August 25, 2021

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Funds Available to Update Livestock Operations

Apply by November 17, 2021 for Livestock Investment Grant

St. Paul, MN: Minnesota livestock farmers and ranchers seeking to improve their livestock operation are encouraged to apply for the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Livestock Investment Grant program. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) anticipates awarding up to $1.3 million using a competitive review process.

There will be two rounds of funding. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply during the Fall 2021 round. In Winter/Spring 2022, we will issue a second RFP for any remaining funds.

The AGRI Program’s Livestock Investment Grants encourage long-term industry development in Minnesota’s $7 billion livestock industry through investment in facilities, infrastructure, and equipment. Funding for the grants comes through the AGRI Program to advance Minnesota’s agricultural and renewable energy industries.

Applicants may apply for up to 10% of their project’s total cost. Grant awards can range in size from $400 to $25,000. Each livestock operation is eligible to receive a lifetime maximum of $50,000 from this grant program. To be eligible for reimbursement by this grant, you must be invoiced and pay for all project materials and services after January 1, 2022.

We must receive your proposal no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 for it to be considered. We encourage you to use our online application.

More information about the grant can be found on the AGRI Livestock Investment Grant website.

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