Kentucky Proud Grant Opportunities
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture facilitates a number of grant opportunities for Kentucky farmers and other businesses that grow and help market Kentucky grown agricultural products. Sources for these investments include the United States Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, and General Funds from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Each program has specific expectations, guidelines, award levels, and timelines. For more details on each funding area, select the program link or contact KDA staff for information.
Promotional Grant - Kentucky Proud members who have direct Kentucky farm impact may be eligible to receive up to 50% reimbursement for eligible advertising and marketing expenses.
Buy Local - Kentucky Proud restaurants, food service institutions, schools, and hospitals may be eligible to receive reimbursement incentives for the purchase of source-verified food grown or raised in Kentucky. Kentucky Proud distributors who enroll in the program and help these participants access more local ingredients can also receive benefits.
Farm to Fork - The Kentucky Proud Farm to Fork program partners with local organizations to increase awareness of Kentucky Proud foods and benefit a charity in their community.