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Winneshiek County Business Grants
Posted: Fri, October 7, 2016
Biz Booster Challenge is back!
A grant of up to $12,000 may be awarded to the winner of a Winneshiek County Development, Inc. has announced its business plan competition called the Biz Booster Challenge. The Challenge is open to anyone who starts a new business or significantly expands an existing business. The main consideration in selectinga winner, or winners, in the Biz Booster Challenge will be the amount ofeconomic impact the new or expanding business will have in Winneshiek County.
Ag-Mini Grants up to $5,000 may be awarded to any expanding or starting local food producer or processor and can be used for marketing or distribution in Northeast Iowa. The producer/processor should be located in Winneshiek County. The grant funds may be used for start-up or expansion costs related to growing or marketing local food. Funds must be used on projects that will build the capacity of the farm to produce food long-term. Producers might use the funds for building or renovating facilities for growing, packing or storing local food, or to purchase equipment for production or processing of food. Projects related to the marketing or transportation of local foods will also be considered.
Contact Stephanie Fromm for more information or to access the full grant application.
Application deadline is December 15.