Grant Amount : Up to $50,000


The Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program is a grant program established by the Montana Legislature to strengthen and diversify Montana's agricultural industry through the development of new agricultural products and processes. Examples of eligible project activities involve equipment purchases, construction costs, advertising and promotion, and consultant services for engineering. The GTA program is administered by the Agriculture Development Council (Council), which is attached to the Department of Agriculture.

How do I Qualify?

The Council may make a grant or loan if it determines the project is consistent with the goals of the Growth Through Agriculture Act and:

  • Primarily adds value to Montana’s agricultural products
  • Has the prospects for commercial success given current personnel, experience and resources of the applicant
  • Has the prospects to create and/or retain jobs in Montana
  • Primarily processes or adds value to Montana’s agricultural products currently produced or potentially produced in the state
  • Has the management structure to allow the Agriculture Development Council to reasonably conclude that the applicant will comply with ongoing reporting and monitoring activities

The Council may award grants up to $50,000. In addition to meeting the general criteria for funding, grant applications must demonstrate that their project meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • The project will benefit additional agricultural companies
  • The project will accomplish research that will benefit agriculture as a whole
  • The applicant is a nonprofit entity.

About the Grantor

2022 Growth Through Agriculture Program
Montana Department of Agriculture

Serving Montana Agriculture and growing prosperity under the Big Sky.

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