Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
12/10/20 4:00 PM CST Receipt
Grants to Minnesota farmers, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals at educational institutions for projects to advance agricultural research and resources throughout the State. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that increase profitability, benefit the environment, and maximize the energy efficiency of sustainable agricultural practices and systems from production through marketing.
Examples of eligible projects:
Reviewers are looking for interesting ideas that may or may not work. Ideas do not have to be brand new, but should be new to Minnesota or the part of the state where they’re being proposed. For more ideas, see previously funded projects summarized in the Greenbook (see the link in Pre-Application Information below).
Every project must publicize and hold an outreach event in the form of a field day or other virtual event in the final season/year of the project. Examples of outreach events may include, but are not limited to, field days, video diaries, posts of how-to guides, blog posts, podcast interviews, presentations at ag-based conferences or meetings, etc.
For a list of eligible costs, see https://www.mda.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/docs/2020-08/sadgfy21rfp.pdf#page=5.
GrantWatch ID#: 137510
Applicants may request up to $50,000 per project.
Projects must have a duration of at least two years but may last no more than three.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=statemn
Questions must be submitted by email to MDA.AGRIGrants@state.mn.us with "AGRI SustAg Questions" in the subject line.
Emily Mehr, Ag Marketing & Development
Grants Line - Ag Marketing & Development
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