Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund Grants

Maryland Department of Agriculture


Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $150,000

Next anticipated deadline: Dec 14, 2018

Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 14, 2019

Applicant type: Indigenous Group For-Profit Business College / University Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Maryland

Location of residency: Maryland

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Overview:

​​The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine and Grape Growing is conducting a grant competition to award an estimated $150,000 from the Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund. The Fund (Agricultural Article, § 2- 1102) seeks to promote the production and consumption of Maryland wine and increase growth of commercial wine grapes in the state.

The Commission’s current priorities include but not limited to:

  • Improve the quality of Maryland-grown fruit available to the State’s wineries through research that addresses a variety of threats to local vineyards;
  • Strengthening the vineyard and winery workforce through workforce training programs in either Spanish or English

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

Eligibility:

  • Eligibility
    • Nongovernmental organizations who are in good standing to do business in Maryland.
    • Proposals must serve the commercial wine and grape growing industry on a state-wide basis.

Preferences:

  • No specific match is required; however, priority will be given to projects that include matching funds and in-kind contributions from other public, private, and nonprofit sources.