AGRI Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices (GAP/GHP) Certification Cost Share

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)


Grant amount: Up to US $2,500

Anticipated deadline: May 31, 2019

Applicant type: Working Professional For-Profit Business Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Minnesota

Location of residency: Minnesota

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Overview:

Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Program

The Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program (AGRI) awards grants and other forms of financial assistance (for example, scholarships and cost share) to create agricultural jobs and profitable businesses. Investments are focused on livestock development, value added business and market development, farm to school, research, and renewable energy. 

Grants are awarded to farmers, agricultural businesses, schools, researchers, and county fairs. Grant eligibility is specific to each program.

AGRI Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices (GAP/GHP) Certification Cost Share

Purpose: GAP/GHP audits and certifications help producers and handlers to implement food safety plans that enhance the integrity of our food supply. This cost share program is funded through the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Fund.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Eligibility:
    • Producers and handlers who are GAP/GHP certified. 
      • Certification was awarded or continuing between May 16, 2017 and May 15, 2018; and
    • The address on your GAP/GHP certificate must be located in Minnesota.
    • GAP/GHP certified producers and handlers are eligible to receive reimbursement of 75% of their GAP/GHP certification costs (maximum reimbursement of $2,500).

Ineligibility:

  • Costs associated with becoming eligible for GAP/GHP certification, such as installing hand sinks and drains or hiring a contractor to oversee the plan, are ineligible for reimbursement.