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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets: Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program
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What does this program do?
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Grant program helps to fund projects to support the expansion/retention of existing USDA meat processing facilities and the establishment of new USDA meat processing facilities in the state to increase the capacity of NYS sourced meat. This program will address the nationwide shortage of affordable meat available to consumers, including the availability of protein sources for schools and institutional facilities in the state.
To be eligible for the Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program, applicants must:
Be a legally recognized business entity organization in New York State in good standing.
Be involved in the processing of meat products.
Have current USDA inspection or are seeking inspection.
Have a detailed project plan or proposal that outlines the expansion/retention or establishment of a USDA inspected meat processing facility in New York State.
Demonstrate how the proposed project will increase the capacity of New York State sourced meat.
How may funds be used?
Grant funds may be used for acquisition of machinery and/or equipment, installation or renovation/leasehold improvements of an existing building, or the acquisition of fixtures.
Funding available for projects:
The Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program is available for capital projects that can range from $50,000 to $250,000 on a reimbursement basis. For grants of less than $100,000, a 10% recipient match is required. For grants of $100,000 to $250,000, a 20% recipient match is required.
To apply for the Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program, applicants must have a detailed project plan and project proposal that outlines the expansion/retention or establishment of a USDA meat processing facility in New York State. The proposal must include a detailed budget and timeline for the project. All applications must be received by the deadline June 21st 5:00 PM. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Funds will be available until state funds have been exhausted.
Application Materials: (Please read ALL documents carefully before submitting your application)
All required documents (application and budget form) must be received by HVADC no later than 5:00 p.m. (local time) on June 21, 2023, in order to be considered. Electronic Submissions will be accepted through a secure portal to the left.
Hard copies must be received by June 21, 2023 and may be mailed to:
Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation
507 Warren St, 2nd Fl
Hudson, NY 12534
Who can answer questions?
If you have questions or need help crafting your grant application, reach out to Duane at HVADC for assistance firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who governs this program?
The program will be administered statewide by Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC). HVADC has
considerable experience executing and administering programs of this type, including administration of grants for the NYS Grown & Certified program, and for other Federal and NYS funded programs.
NOTE: Because citations and other information may be subject to change, please always consult the program instructions. You may also contact HVADC for assistance. New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and HVADC are equal opportunity providers, employers, and lenders.