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DBIA Grant Program

The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA) distributes grants to dairy based farms and processors in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In 2020, in its first grant cycle, DBIA awarded $230K to farms and processors in all five DBIA states.

2021 Grant Program (application period has closed)

DBIA will be distributing $1 million in its next grant cycle. Dairy enterprises (farmers, entrepreneurs, processors, etc.) in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin are eligible to apply. Eligible projects include dairy farm diversification, the creation of “value added” dairy products and starting/increasing exports of dairy products.

The application period has closed. Applications will be scored and selected by June 1, 2021 and awardees will be notified by June 10, 2021.