The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
08/30/21 11:59 PM EDT Receipt
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, state entities, IHEs, and cooperative extension services to support dairy businesses. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to provide support to dairy businesses in the development, production, marketing, and distribution of dairy products.
Initiatives are expected to provide direct technical assistance and make sub-grants to dairy businesses. Initiatives must be positioned to draw on existing dairy industry resources, including dairy farm density and suitability, as well as activities conducted by dairy promotion and research programs (authorized by the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983 and the Fluid Milk Promotion Act of 1990), research organizations, dairy businesses, or academic or industry stakeholders. Initiatives may serve a certain product niche, such as specialty cheese, or serve dairy businesses with dairy products derived from the milk of a specific type of dairy animal, including dairy products made from cow milk, sheep milk, and goat milk.
These initiatives specifically focus on:
Direct Technical Assistance
Initiatives will provide direct technical assistance to dairy businesses. Direct technical assistance includes nonmonetary assistance to dairy businesses through either private consultation or widely available distribution. Technical assistance may be provided directly through the host Initiative or through other partners or collaborators such as industry experts or research institutions, including cooperative extension services.
Subawards to Dairy Businesses
Initiatives will facilitate and have operational responsibility to carry out a subaward program with at least 50 percent of the awarded funds.
For more information about forms of assistance and subawards, see https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/DBI_2021_RFA_New.pdf#page=6.
AMS will prioritize applications that:
GrantWatch ID#: 197538
Each initiative will receive approximately $600,000.
Projects must be completed within 3 years. The project period must begin no later than October 31, 2021 and end no later than October 30, 2024.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
After closely reviewing this RFA in its entirety, applicants and other interested parties are encouraged to contact the DBI staff by e-mail with questions about the grant program at IPPGrants@usda.gov.
Applicants may call the 24/7 toll-free support number 1-800-518-4726, or email email@example.com. Grants.gov will issue a ticket number to which the applicant and Grants.gov can refer if the issue is not resolved.
Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 2055 South Building
Washington, DC 20250-0264
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