MONTPELIER, Vt. — Are you looking for technical assistance related to dairy food safety? Or are you wanting to develop a dairy food safety plan but don’t have the necessary resources? The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC), hosted by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, is currently accepting applications for the second round of the Dairy Food Safety and Certification Grant.
This funding opportunity offers support to dairy farmers, processors, and/or producer associations in all Northeast states to improve the safety of dairy products. Awards will range from $10,000 – $40,000 with a 25% required match commitment.
Projects should build upon existing state and federal compliance requirements to improve consistency, production safety standards, and quality of dairy products. Projects that use food safety improvements to enhance dairy product marketability or reach new markets will have priority.
The application for the Dairy Food Safety and Certification Grant is open now through January 19th.
–Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets