ARPA Ag Infrastructure Grants

ARPA Ag Infrastructure Grants

The intent of the Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program is to advance Montana’s agricultural industry through targeted investments in value-added agriculture projects across the state. Grants will assist with the development of innovative agricultural business improvements to keep pace with a transforming agricultural industry, create new jobs, and expand business opportunities.


In 2021, $7.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds were allocated to strengthen and diversify Montana’s industry through targeted investments in value added agriculture projects across the state. MDA will be releasing $1.5 million of the $7.5 million for a second round of ARPA AIG project awards.

Funds Available:

Total funds available for grant awards are $1.5 million. No proposal may request more than $450,000.

Funding Criteria

An applicant may be eligible for an award if the proposal meets the goals of ARPA AIG and:

  1. primarily adds value to Montana’s agricultural products,
  2. has the prospects for commercial success given current personnel, experience and resources of the applicant,
  3. has the prospects to create and/or retain jobs in Montana,
  4. has the management structure to comply with ongoing reporting and monitoring activities.

Eligible Costs

Eligible costs under the ARPA AIG include, but are not limited to:

  • Equipment
  • Facilities Upgrades
  • Consultant Services (professional, technical, operational)
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Supplies and Materials

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