Grants and Funding Opportunities
Below is a list of our state funding opportunities. You must be a Kentucky Proud member in order to apply. If you are a member please see which cost share program you can apply for, there may be more than one. Not a member yet? Head HERE!
Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program was developed to serve as measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky producers. Through this program County Agricultural Development Councils will have the opportunity to commit a portion of their county's agricultural development funds to an approved program within their county.
As of the end of the 2015 grant cycle the Kentucky Department of Agriculture turned over the administrative duties of the Kentucky Horticulture Council Cost-Share grants to the Kentucky Horticulture Council. At this time the Kentucky Horticulture Council Cost-Share grants are unavailable and their future availability is uncertain. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will update this website at the time any additional information becomes available. The Kentucky Horticulture Council Cost-Share grants are funded through Kentucky Agriculture Development Funds.
Local Agricultural Fair State Aid Program is designed to promote local agricultural fairs through grants of State funds. Local agricultural fairs must meet various requirements of the Department of Agriculture in order to qualify for these grants of State funds.
The Kentucky Proud Promotional Grant matches and reimburses expenses for advertising, marketing and information customers about Kentucky Proud products that directly benefit Kentucky farm families. In order to apply for this grant you must be a Kentucky Proud member and your product must have direct farm impact. Not all Kentucky Proud members are eligible.
**Beginning with 2015 funds, if an applicant received a grant the previous year and left more than $500.00 unused, that amount will be subtracted from the requested amount for the current application year or the next time the applicant applies for a promotional grant.. This rule will be in effect for subsequent grant program years.**
**Beginning with 2016 funds, if you will not use your grant, or if you require a lower amount than that for which you were originally approved, you must inform us no later than five (5) months after approval or you will be penalized based on the original amount of your grant if you leave more than $500.00 unused. This rule will be in effect for subsequent grant program years.**
Restaurant Rewards is a program that provides assistance to Kentucky restaurants and other food service operations which buy Kentucky grown or raised food and farm products for resale. Restaurant Rewards will provide up to $12,000 in annual assistance to these businesses to help offset the sometimes higher cost of buying locally. If you are interested in Restaurant Rewards, please email this program.
The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) was authorized on December 21, 2004, by Section 101 of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s division of Value-Added Plant Production administers these grant funds which are based on the state’s value of specialty crop production.
The Marketing Cost-Share Program and the Wholesaler Reimbursement Program are available to every small farm winery in Kentucky. To find out how to be included in this program please call 502-573-0282 option 1 or fill out a form today.
- Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program
- Domestic Trade Show Program
- Horticulture Advertising & Market Development Program
- International Marketing Division
- Kentucky Proud At-Cost Item List
- Kentucky Proud Livestock Tag Program
- Local Agricultural Fair State Aid Program
- Restaurant Rewards Members List
- Specialty Crop Block Grant
- Winery Cost-Share Program & Wholesaler Reimbursement Program
- Kentucky Proud