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.