Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) Program
September 15, 2021
Written by Abby Majerus
In August, the Montana Department of Agriculture announced the opening of the 2021 funding cycle for the Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) Program. Montanans interested in innovating or expanding their agricultural businesses are invited to apply for funds through the state grant and loan program. The GTA program was established by the Legislature to strengthen and diversify Montana’s Agriculture industry by developing new food, agricultural and renewable energy products and processes. Examples of eligible projects could be advertising and promotion, equipment purchases, construction costs, and consultant services for engineering. Pre- applications for funding are due October 4th.
Target areas for this year’s program include: business expansion or investment in commodity processing infrastructure; distribution solutions for local, regional, national and international supply chains; utilization of new or innovative solutions to diversity, add value or provide substantial growth opportunities; and create resiliency for Montana’s agricultural economy or food security.
For more information on this program, contact Abby Majerus at Snowy Mountain Development Corporation. The Snowy Mountain Food and Agriculture Development Center (FADC) is part of a network of centers operating across the state. These centers support economic development by ensuring that more of the state’s food, agricultural and energy dollars circulate in Montana.
If you are interested in learning more about your local FADC or are in need of business or technical assistance, please contact Abby Majerus, Director of the Snowy Mountain FADC, at 406-535-2591 or email at [email protected]