Dairy Funding Opportunities
The Connecticut Milk Promotion Board (CTMPB), administered by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, is pleased to announce up to $660,000 available in funding opportunities for programming in the fiscal years 2024 and 2025. These opportunities align with their core focus which includes the vision of increasing purchases and expanding access of milk and dairy products to consumers, retailers, institutions, and other applicable outlets. The funding is intended to support the CTMPB’s mission to develop, coordinate, and implement promotional, research, and other programs designed to promote Connecticut dairy farms and the consumption of milk and dairy products.
Funding is provided through dairy checkoff dollars, established through the national dairy checkoff order. CGS Sec. 22-authorizes the CTMPB to award grant funds from Connecticut’s portion of checkoff dollars. All projects should be conducted in accordance with the national dairy checkoff order, which can be found at: httpst//www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/research-promotion/dairy.
The funding opportunities from the CT Milk Promotion Board are now open. Please check each specific funding opportunity for closing dates.
The three funding opportunities are:
(1) Media RFQ: Open to eligible contract media vendors only
(2) Consumer and Nutrition Education RFP: Submission will only be accepted through the submission link provided here.
(3) Farmer Engagement RFA: Submission will only be accepted through the submission link provided here.
Supporting Documents and Resources for Dairy Funding Opportunities
Proposed applicants can apply for any combination of the above program areas and are not limited to applying for only one. Interested applications should review each funding guidance document to confirm their eligibility.