Details on this page apply to the previous round of funding. Check back in January 2022 when the next application period opens and updated grant details are released.

The AGRI Value-Added Grant helps Minnesota processors add value to Minnesota agricultural products by investing in the purchase of equipment, production capacity, market diversification, and market access for value-added products.

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Eligibility and Funding Priorities

Individuals, farmers, businesses, agricultural cooperatives, or local government entities are eligible to apply. You must explain how your project will increase the sales of Minnesota agricultural products and/or increase market access. The program aims to fund projects that impact many farmers.

Amount Available

We expect to award a total of $1 million in Fiscal Year 2022. Grants may reimburse up to 25 percent of eligible expenses. The maximum award is $150,000, and the minimum award is $1,000.

Applying

We expect the next application period to begin in early 2022; updated program materials will be posted at that time.

To learn more about how the program works, read last year's Request for Proposals (PDF). This grant program is subject to change so you should read the updated RFP when it's posted. You can also review the list of past projects and request a copy of an application to help you prepare.

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact us.