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

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

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Predicted deadline: May 31, 2024

Grant amount: Up to US $2,500

Fields of work: Agriculture

Applicant type: Working Professional, For-Profit Business, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Minnesota

Location of residency: Minnesota


Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) audits and certifications help growers and handlers 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.

Amount Available

Certified growers and handlers are eligible to receive reimbursement of 75 percent of their GAP/GHP certification costs (maximum reimbursement of $2,500).

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  • Growers and handlers certified to USDA GAP/GHP standards by an accredited certifier are eligible for a maximum of three years if:
    • Certification was awarded or continuing between May 16, 2020 and May 15, 2021; and
    • The address on your certificate is located in Minnesota.
  • Eligible expenses include review, inspection, and administrative costs charged by the certifying agency between May 16, 2020 and May 15, 2021.


  • Ineligible expenses include costs to prepare for certification, such as installing hand sinks and drains or hiring a contractor to oversee the plan.

This page was last reviewed January 14, 2023 and last updated January 14, 2023