ARPA-Funded Primary Producer Impact Grant

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Applications for the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Primary Producer Impact Grant, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), will be available soon.

Eligible projects include market development; research and design focused on diversification, operations and/or product development; infrastructure improvements that enable scaling up of business operations; energy-focused projects such as efficiency enhancements; and workforce training and development.

The request for applications will be released on October 28th, and the application portal will open on November 9. Applicants can apply for grants between $50,000 and $250,000 and must provide a 100% match. Only primary producers of farm and forest products are eligible to apply.

Examples of eligible primary production activities are farming, livestock rearing, sugaring, dairy, and logging.

Learn more about the program on the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative website.