Vermont Department of Agriculture Food and Markets The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) is committed to building resilience and capacity in the region’s dairy supply chain. One of the key aspects of this work is the investment in regional treatment. To that end, NE-DBIC has two dairy processing grants currently open.
Existing dairy processor expansion subsidy
$12 million in funding is available to help processing facilities located in the Northeast expand access to locally sourced milk, increasing processing capacity through volume expansion and expansion of existing product lines Emphasis is placed on obtaining the specialized equipment needed to Open to Northeast dairy processors, there are three tiers of financing available to accommodate processors of all sizes.
Applications for this multi-tiered grant are available now, and the first applications will open on Thursday, March 16th. Please consider attending our informative webinar on March 15th at 11am.
Dairy Processing Research and Development Innovation Grant
$1 million in funding is available to implement projects that support sustainability and innovation for Northeast dairy processors of all sizes. Open to licensed dairy processors and Northeastern Producer Associations, grants range from $75,000 to $250,000 and require a matching commitment of 25% (cash or in-kind).
This Dairy Processing R&D Innovation Grant closes on Thursday, March 23 at 2:00 PM ET.