Past Grants

Learn more about past grant programs offered by NE-DBIC.

Our grant programs are informed by the needs of Northeast dairy farmers and processors. From agritourism and education to on-farm systems and processing expansion, we’ve funding a wide range of projects. Below are past grant programs that are now closed. For current funding opportunities, visit our Dairy Grants & Contracts page.

Funding to elevate dairy businesses through agritourism across the Northeast region of the US. Projects must have a minimum of 3 dairy farmers or processors are actively engaged in the project’s agritourism activities.

Funds for existing dairy processors to acquire specialized equipment to increase milk processing capacity. This one-time grant program offered catalytic funding amounts for the region’s processors.

Grants for dairy processors to position their businesses for long-term success.

Funding for modernized dairy product packaging initiatives that prioritize sustainability, scalability, and marketability.

Funds for MA dairy farmers or a licensed dairy processor forming a new partnership with at least one MA dairy farm to launch a farm-branded value-added dairy product line.

Funding for dairy farmers to access resources and technical assistance to support the implementation of community- and climate-forward production strategies. Projects funded through this grant program take a whole farm system approach and increase collaboration with other farms or dairy sector stakeholders.  

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