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Agriculture Enhancement and Diversification Program (AEDP) - Agriculture Event Grant

Grants to Oklahoma Individuals and Organizations
for Events to Promote the Agricultural Industry

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry (ODAFF)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 Oklahoma individuals and organizations for the creation or expansion of agricultural events that further or benefit public interest in the agricultural sector. Proposals must demonstrate a positive economic impact on the state’s agricultural community.

The purpose of the Oklahoma Agriculture Enhancement and Diversification Program is to promote and encourage the interests of agriculture through the allocation of funds by grant to individuals, cooperatives, and other agricultural entities to develop new or expanded uses of agricultural products, develop new or expanded benefits of agricultural events, increase agricultural productivity, provide added value to agricultural products or events, benefit the agricultural producer, and benefit the agricultural interests in Oklahoma.

The Board is seeking applications that impact the entire state or a large geographic region of the state. Successful applications will prove an enhanced economic impact, increased participation and attendance, and include an educational component.

AEDP Guidelines:

Funds must be used to produce alternative ag products or process and/or market Oklahoma ag products. Activities must create rural economic development, and indicate the probability of success. Preference is given to applicants whose:

-Industrial and non-food production processes use ag products
-Food, feed and fiber products and uses are innovative and add value to ag products
-Applications demonstrate a high probability of job creation and return-on-investment
-Proposals feature research that is innovative as well as commercially plausible
-Proposals demonstrate a high probability of rapid commercialization
-Projects demonstrate a commitment for funding from other private or public sources or from the applicant
-Proposals center efforts on rural locales
-Principals are individuals, a group of individuals, an individual on behalf of a group or corporations that meet the criteria set forth: to market a product or formulate or implement a marketing plan for products not marketed through existing cooperatives
-Proposals must have potential to create additional income for the farm unit
-Proposals must provide new, innovative plans for marketing the product

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179278

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are available in three levels not to exceed $10,000:

-Grants of $2,500 or less must show a projected economic impact up to $5,000.

-Grants of $2,501 - $5,000 must show a projected economic impact of $5,001 to $75,000.

-Grants of $5,001 - $10,000 must show a projected economic impact of more than $75,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant is available to individuals or entities.

Principles should be individuals rather than a previously existing corporation. Those individuals must have some type of cooperative agreement between themselves that will ensure proper accountability for the proposed plan.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and shall reside and be a legal resident of Oklahoma.

Pre-Application Information:

Each applicant will be required to submit a letter endorsing the Event from a city or county government official or the local Chamber of Commerce.

Applications are evaluated quarterly by an Advisory Board. Proposals may be submitted anytime to the ODAFF, but 15 copies must be received prior to the quarter’s deadline in order to be eligible for review that quarter.

A thirty (30) minute presentation to the Board is required. The Board reserves the right to reject any grant application.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals at least 6 months prior to their anticipated start time.

AEDP Application Deadlines:
-First business day in January
-First business day in April
-First business day in July
-First business day in October

Contact Information:

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

Jason Harvey, Market Coordinator
(405) 606-1477
Jason.harvey@ag.ok.gov

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry
2800 North Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4298

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma