Oklahoma Viticulture and Enology Center Development Revolving Fund Grant

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry


Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 27, 2018 3:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity College / University Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Oklahoma

Location of residency: Oklahoma

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Overview:

Viticulture and enology funds will be awarded to grant proposals for 12 month projects and may be renewed for one additional year. Maximum award amount will be $50,000 per grant project.

Program Areas

To be eligible for this grant the project must result in benefits to the viticulture and enology industries in the state through the support of one or more of the areas of emphasis.

  • Research and education
    • Funding programs and projects to support scientific research to advance the viticulture and enology industries in Oklahoma. 
    • Funding programs to help educate the individuals involved in the viticulture and enology industries in Oklahoma. 
    • Funding of critical emergency needs as they arise (evaluated annually).
  • Product development
    • Funding projects to advance the development of improved grape and wine quality in Oklahoma. 
  • Grower and winemaker assistance:
    • Providing training and other technical assistance to growers and winemakers.
    • Providing a competitive fund for loans to growers and winemakers to assist in the strengthening and expansion of the viticulture and enology industries in Oklahoma. 
  • Tourism and marketing:
    • Funding projects to increase agri-tourism as it relates to the viticulture and enology industries. 
    • Funding programs to advance the marketing of Oklahoma produced grape and wine.

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

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for this grant an applicant shall be an institution of higher education in Oklahoma, a state agency or governmental subdivision of Oklahoma, or a trade group promoting grape or wine production industries within Oklahoma.