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NE-DBIC Funding Calendar

Upcoming NE-DBIC Funding Opportunities

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Program Name
Description
Who Should Apply
Contact
October 2022 - January 2023 

Dairy Food Safety and Certification Grant 

Grants to support food safety projects including specialized equipment purchase, supplies, food safety training, and certifications.  Dairy Farmers and Dairy Processors 

Ben Eldredge, ben.eldredge@vermont.gov,
(802) 522-9478 

December 2022 - February 2023 

Organic On-Farm Milk Storage and Handling Grant

Grants for organic dairy farmers to purchase equipment and related costs to improve milk storage, handling, and energy efficiencies. Dairy Farmers Ben Eldredge, ben.eldredge@vermont.gov,
(802) 522-9478 
December 2022 - February 2023 

Dairy Farm Innovation & Alternative Management Grant 

Grants for community and climate forward farm production and business operation models. Dairy Farmers  Laura Ginsburg, laura.ginsburg@vermont.gov, (802) 522-2252
January - March 2023 

Dairy Processing Research & Development Innovation Grant 

Grants for long-term business investments that increase processor business consumer appeal and marketability of value-added product   Dairy Processors 

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

January - May  2023 

Existing Dairy Processor Expansion Grant: Tiers 1 & 2

Tiered grants for specialized equipment needed to increase processing capacity of regionally produced milk.  Tiers 1 & 2 have a two-phase application. Dairy Processors 

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

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

June 2023

Existing Dairy Processor Expansion Grant: Tier 3

Tiered grants for specialized equipment needed to increase processing capacity of regionally produced milk. Dairy Processors Ben Eldredge, ben.eldredge@vermont.gov,
(802) 522-9478 
Spring 2023

The Dairy Farm Cohort Technical Assistance Program 

Service providers will be able to submit proposals to develop cohorts of dairy farmers to address relevant areas of technical assistance.  Technical Assistance Providers  Laura Ginsburg, laura.ginsburg@vermont.gov, (802) 522-2252
Early Summer 2023

Dairy Packaging Innovation Grant

Grants to support modernized packaging initiatives that prioritize sustainability, scalability, and marketability.  Dairy Processors, Manufacturers, Producer Associations, Supply Chain Businesses, Educational Institutions Kathryn Donovan, kathryn.donovan@vermont.gov, (802) 585-4571 
Fall 2023

On-Farm Milk Storage & Handling Grant

Grants to provide dairy farmers with funds that support the purchase and supplies to improve milk storage, handling and energy efficiencies.   Dairy Farmers 

Ben Eldredge, ben.eldredge@vermont.gov,
(802) 522-9478