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Applications open for state ag grants

Applications open for state ag grants

Applications are now being accepted for the N.C. Agriculture Manufacturing and Processing Initiative, which has been created to fund and promote the establishment of value-added agricultural manufacturing and food processing facilities in North Carolina. 

Potential applicants are invited to contact NCDA&CS to discuss proposals prior to applying to determine fit and for other guidance. Potential applicants are asked to email the Marketing office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The program is intended to:

• Provide support for agricultural processing opportunities that increase jobs and local property tax bases across the state and/or reduce costs and increase profit options for North Carolina farmers and growers.

• Identify and assess opportunities to increase value-added processing of commodities produced in the state and fill geographic and commodity gaps across the state.

• Market and recruit facilities to fill such gaps and meet such opportunities.

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• Support eligible entities with funding for eligible costs necessary to create or expand North Carolina agricultural manufacturing facilities and projects related to increased demand for agricultural products.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The guidelines, application and supporting documents for NCAMPI can be found at ncagr.gov/divisions/marketing/ncampi.

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