Nebraska Grape and Winery Board
05/01/19 Postmarked or Electronic Submission
Grants of up to $50,000 to Nebraska farm wineries, individual growers, organizations, academic institutions, and industry groups for projects that will have significant, positive impact on grape and wine production throughout the State. Projects must benefit the entire grape and/or wine industry and not a particular business venture. Priority may be given to those projects that show in-kind and additional cash commitment to supplement the funding request.
Eligible projects must enhance the competitiveness of Nebraska’s grapes and wines and may focus on research, promotion, marketing, trade enhancement, education, “buy local” programs, improved efficiency and reduced costs of distribution systems, product development, developing cooperatives, and other opportunities.
Additional examples of enhancing the competitiveness of Nebraska’s grapes and wines include, but are not limited to: nutrition, food safety, food security, increased consumption, increased innovation, and environmental and conservation concerns.
Applicants may cooperate with any public or private organization involving agricultural development, research, and/or marketing to enhance Nebraska’s grape and wine industry.
GrantWatch ID#: 169051
The maximum grant award will be $50,000. The Board reserves the right to consider larger requests for projects with exceptional merit.
-This RFP is for the next fiscal year, July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. All projects approved must be completed by the end of the next fiscal year.
-Two – five year project proposals will be considered, subject to annual review and re-authorization
Proposals should be initiated by individual growers, farm wineries, organizations, industry groups or academic institutions, or should involve collaboration or partnerships between producers, industry groups, academics, or other organizations.
Proposals will not fund the following expenses:
-Paying off existing debt;
-Purchase of equipment, land, or buildings;
-Business entertainment or business gifts; and
-Lobbying or political efforts.
Applications can be submitted electronically on or before Wednesday, May 1, 2019, or by U.S. Mail, postmarked on or before May 1, 2019, to Megan Poe, Nebraska Grape and Winery Board Services Contractor.
If two or more individuals or organizations propose a joint project, they may submit one application as co-applicants.
There will be no funding match requirement of applicants, although priority may be given to those projects that show in-kind and additional cash commitment to supplement the funding request.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications can be submitted electronically or by U.S. Mail to:
521 First Street,
Milford, NE 68405