The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the Biden-Harris Administration is inviting US farmers and agricultural producers to apply for grants under the Fertilizer Production Expansion Programme. The Administration recently announced it is making US$500 million in grants available through the programme to increase American-made fertilizer production, spur competition, and combat price hikes on US farmers caused by the war in Ukraine.
Vilsack commented: “The Fertilizer Production Expansion Programme is one of many ways the Biden-Harris Administration invests in the agricultural supply chain right here at home. This funding will bring production and jobs back to the United States, promote competition and support American goods and services. Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, USDA continues to create a resilient, secure and sustainable economy to support opportunities for local businesses and people across this nation. This program is a critical part of that effort.”
- Applicants may apply until Nov. 14, 2022, to receive priority for projects that increase the availability of fertilizer (nitrogen, phosphate or potash) and nutrient alternatives for agricultural producers to use in crop years 2023 or 2024.
- Applicants may apply until Dec. 29, 2022, to receive financial assistance to significantly increase American-made fertilizer production to spur competition and combat price hikes. This application window supports applicants who need more time to make additional capacity available.
Eligible entities are for profit businesses and corporations, nonprofit entities, Tribes and Tribal organisations, producer-owned cooperatives and corporations, certified benefit corporations, and state or local governments. Private entities must be independently owned and operated to apply. The maximum award is US$100 million. The minimum award is US$1 million. The grant term is five years. Potential applicants and stakeholders may email questions to email@example.com.
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