NEW WA State Ag Industry Grants Coming

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has announced four new grant programs to support:

  • Farmers Markets
  • Shellfish Growers
  • Agritourism Farms
  • Craft Beverage Businesses

Grants will be prioritized for small and/or other ag businesses that were previously ineligible for State grants. The average estimated award amount is $15,000, with expected payment by the end of May.

The grant portal opens Friday, April 9, and is anticipated to remain open for two weeks: https://agr.wa.gov/grants

To check your eligibility in advance, visit: https://agr.wa.gov/services/grant-opportunities/covid-grants

*Please note: Prior receipt of a Thurston Strong grant does not affect your eligibility.