Program Name: Agriculture Innovation Center Program
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-403-6200
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
Funds technical assistance for agriculture innovation centers to develop and market value-added agricultural products.
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: Government organizations, federally recognized Tribes, institutions of higher education, nonprofits for-profit organizations. Terms and Conditions: Maximum grant amount in $1 million. Matching funds are required for at least one-third of the total project budget.
Application Deadline: Not currently open
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
Grant and matching funds can be used to operate an Agriculture Innovation Center, and to provide the following services and support to agricultural producers: Business development, marketing development, financial advisory, or process development services, organizational assistance or product development.