Farm Infrastructure Improvement Grant -Currently Closed

The Southeast Dairy Business Innovation Initiative (SDBII), with support from USDA AMS, offers grants to dairy businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico. The program provides grant awards to revitalize and spur innovation in the dairy industry across the Southeast. The Farm Infrastructure Improvement Grant Application Period was open from February 20, 2023 at 5:00pm ET until June 2, 2023 at 5:00pm ET. This grant will reopen in the first quarter of 2024. The Request for Proposal (RFP), Application, Budget Form, Application Scoring Rubric, and Allowable Cost List from the USDA are all available for download below. A grant announcement video for the Farm Infrastructure Grant is available below.

Grant Workbook Components

The Farm Infrastructure Improvement Grant Request for Proposals, Application, and Budget Form are available below. Read the Request for Proposal IN FULL before starting your application.

Those considering applying for an SDBII grant should start the process of obtaining a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) as soon as possible. Award recipients will be required to provide a UEI before the grant contract can be executed. Wait times are currently several weeks long. Register at SAM.GOV

Program Contacts

Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, & Puerto Rico
Shep Stearns & Liz Eckelkamp:

Kentucky, Arkansas, Virginia, & West Virginia
Jennifer Hickerson:

North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, & Mississippi
Brittany Whitmire & Stephanie Ward:

Additional Resources:

SDBII Dairy Farm Grant Information Session

SBII Grant News