The Nebraska Cooperative Development Center offers a small pool of funds each year for competitive grants to new and emerging businesses.
It is often critical to have professional services when beginning a new business venture and the UNL Nebraska Cooperative Development Center is equipped to provide grants to cooperatives and groups who are in need of assistance in obtaining legal services, accounting, consulting, and other development services. These grants have been designed to provide new and beginning businesses with funding to complete the critical stages in business development.
NCDC Cooperative Business Development Mini Grant
Cooperative Business Development Grants are designed to provide new and existing cooperatively owned businesses with funding to complete the critical stages in business development and expansion. It is often critical to have professional services when beginning or expanding a business venture and the UNL Nebraska Cooperative Development Center is equipped to provide grants to cooperatives and groups who are in need of assistance in obtaining legal services, accounting, consulting, and other development services.
Maximum award $2,500 - Deadline has passed for 2012.
Growing Season Extension Grants--Fiscal Year 2011 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program - Farm Bill Funds--Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Apply through Application Form: DEADLINE is November 30th
2013 Application Instructions
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided a grant to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) to administer a project that is designed to provide small, competitive grants, in amounts of up to $4,600, to a limited number of Nebraska specialty crop growers for the sole purpose of extending the growing season for specialty crops. Grant sub-recipients, who will be selected from different areas of the state so as to represent various topographical regions of Nebraska, will receive funding to construct and implement season extension practices on their individual farms. Project funds will help offset the costs of the construction and implementation of innovative practices, such as cold frames, plasticulture, biodegradable mulches, floating row covers, drip irrigation, low tunnels, and/or high tunnels. Other alternative extension practices not specifically listed are also encouraged. In return for receiving grant dollars, the sub-recipients will be required to disseminate information regarding their use of these techniques to agricultural growers through written reports and farm tours. This project is only available to Nebraska specialty crop growers for the 2013 calendar year.
Growers who want to be considered as a potential project applicant must meet all the eligibility requirements and complete and mail the attached application form to NDA by November 30, 2012.
Application Submission Instructions:
Interested growers can apply by completing the Nebraska Season Extension Project 2013 Application Form.
Forms can be either be mailed or e-mailed to: Casey Foster, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Ag Promotion and Development Division, P.O. Box 94947, Lincoln, NE 68509 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be postmarked or e-mailed on or before November 30, 2012.
Questions regarding this grant should be directed to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 800-422-6692 or email@example.com.
USDA Value-Added Producer Grants: To Help Ag Producers Bring Increased Value to Products
Deadline has passed for 2012.