Oregon has allocated $2 million to improve the infrastructure and operating capacity of Oregon meat processors. Applicants may request up to $500,000 for equipment, physical improvements, technical assistance, processing hardware/software, on-site waste handling and education/training.
To apply for the Oregon Meat Processing Infrastructure and Capacity Building Grant Program, please carefully review the guidelines and complete the application form listed under resources below.
Applicants must meet all the following requirements to be eligible for the Oregon Meat Processing Infrastructure and Capacity Building Grant Program:
Must be an establishment, as that term is defined in ORS 619.010(8), located in Oregon, or planning to become such an establishment within the grant period.
Must be registered to do business in Oregon and in good standing with the Oregon Secretary of State, the Department, and the Oregon Department of Revenue, as applicable, or must fall under the jurisdiction of a tribal government; and
Must be one or more of the following:
Planning to expand processing capacity to include animals raised in Oregon and plan to operate under a program of state inspection.
Planning to build a new establishment to process animals raised in Oregon and plan to operate under a program of state inspection; or
Official federal establishment under continuous inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service pursuant to the Federal Meat Inspection Act and plan to increase processing of meat from animals raised in Oregon.
Important dates & timeline (dates subject to change)
|Open request for applications (RFA)||February 9, 2022|
|Webinar — Watch the recording||February 11, 2022|
|RFA closes||March 23, 2022|
|Awards announced||June 2022|
|Grant spending projects must be completed||June 30, 2023|
Oregon Meat Processing Infrastructure and Capacity Building Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Meat Grant FAQs