Dairy Marketing & Branding Services Grant

Grant Overview

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) announces the availability of funds through the Dairy Marketing and Branding Services Grant Program. This opportunity will provide funds to established value-added dairy processors in the Northeast U.S. to access professional marketing and branding services to elevate their businesses. Projects funded by this grant will increase the exposure and promotion of regionally produced dairy products guided by marketing/branding professionals. Funded projects will increase consumer awareness of products, develop market channels and distribution opportunities to increase product placement, support innovative strategies to increase consumption, and/or increase business revenues.

Grant funds must be used to prioritize the grantee hiring a professional marketing/branding contractor to develop strategy and/or content. Additionally, up to 25% of the grant funds may be used to implement the strategy and/or content developed by the contractor.

Awards will range from $10,000 - $50,000. Total funds available for this grant round are $400,000. 

**This grant application period is now closed. It is expected to re-open in 2022.**

Eligibility

Established value-added dairy processors headquartered in any New England state, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania may apply. For the purposes of this grant program, dairy processors are those businesses that transform raw milk into an edible product that can be sold across state lines and are regulated by the federal Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).

How to Apply

  1. Review the full Dairy Marketing & Branding Services Grant RFA (request for applications) for the complete details on eligible projects/applicants and the application process.
  2. Register in WebGrants (may take up to two business days).
  3. Complete your application in WebGrants using our Application Guide. 

Have a Question about this Grant?

Visit our Dairy Marketing & Branding Services Grant Q&A to see answers to questions we receieved about this grant. 

Still have a question? Contact Kathryn Donovan.

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Northeast DBIC Staff

Laura Ginsburg, Center Lead
laura.ginsburg@vermont.gov
(802) 522-2252 

Kathryn Donovan, Center Coordinator 
kathryn.donovan@vermont.gov
(802) 585-4571

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802.828.2430

 

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