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Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) Grants

Grants to North Dakota Businesses, Universities, and
Groups to Create Jobs and Wealth Through Agriculture

GrantWatch ID#: 178648
Agency Type:

State

North Dakota Department of Commerce

10/01/17 Receipt

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Grants of up to $5,000 to North Dakota businesses, institutions of higher education, groups, and individuals for projects that will generate employment opportunities and new wealth through the development of local agricultural products. Preference will be given to proposals deemed most likely to generate economic returns and support agricultural-based prosperity of a region or sector of the State. Applicants should demonstrate that they add value to North Dakota agriculture. Priority will be given to applicants in non-urban centers.

Grant categories:

- Basic and Applied Research
- Marketing and Utilization
- Farm Diversification
- Technical Assistance
- Nature Based Agri-Tourism
- Prototype Development & Technology

To further the mission, the funding source will consider grant request which:

- Lead to and result in new and/or expanded uses for agricultural products of North Dakota;
- Provide processes and/or technologies that improve efficiencies in productivity and value added;
- Are agricultural based products preferred by consumers;
- Diversify agricultural crop and animal industries and collateral uses for agricultural resources;
- Focus industry and job creation in rural areas of the State;
- Include matching funds from other sources, private or public; and
- Include a framework for timely progress towards stated objectives.

Grant requests may include an additional fiscal agent administrative fee of up to 5 percent of the amount requested, not to exceed $5,000 for their services.

Generally, grants are funded for a single year.

Companies registered with the North Dakota SOS, higher education agencies, groups, and individuals may apply.

Companies from outside of North Dakota must have a relationship with a North Dakota partner to validate the credibility of their proposal.

The Commission typically holds its funding review meetings within one month following the submission deadline. A maximum of 15 qualifying applicants are invited to present their proposals to the Commission on a quarterly basis.

Application deadlines are January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.

Applicants with matching funds will be given priority consideration.

Application Process: http://www.business.nd.gov/apuc/ApplicationProcess/

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Final grant applications must be mailed to:

North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission
1600 East Century Ave. Suite 2
PO Box 2057
Bismarck, ND 58502-2057

John F. Schneider, Director
Phone: 701-328-5350
Email: jfschneider@nd.gov

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