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New Grant Program For The PA Dairy Industry


HARRISBURG – A new state program will offer grants totaling $5 million to support PA’s struggling dairy industry. The PA Dairy Industry Investment Program, created by lawmakers in June, is to improve the production, processing, and distribution of dairy products throughout the state. It will provide grants of up to $100,000 for research and development and marketing projects, and up to $50,000 for value-added processing projects and dairy operations transitioning to organic products. Eligible applicants include dairy businesses and cooperatives, not-for-profit agricultural organizations, schools, and institutions of higher learning. Grants are only available for projects not already underway. A 15% cash match of the total project cost is required. Interested applicants must submit an application online with the Department of Community and Economic Development at Additional program details will be available soon on DCED’s website at

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