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Recipients of the Mini-Grants

CONGRATULATIONS

TO THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2022 CHESAPEAKE AGRICULTURE INNOVATION CENTER MINI-GRANTS (CAIC)

The six people listed below were awarded Mini-Grants after fully participating in CAIC’s “Business Solutions for Value-Added Producers” and then applying for the Mini-Grants. To hear more about these creative and productive Value-Added Producers and their products, listen to the PODCAST discussions with each of them. PODCASTS and the links to them will be added here as they are completed.

MINI-GRANTs

Mini-Grants up to $5,000 are available for:
– Market Research and Validation of Target Market
– Customer Acquisition
– Product Development Initiatives
– Food Safety Classes
Eligibility
Value-added producers and companies with traction ($20,000 or more in yearly revenue) in Maryland and Delaware are eligible to apply for Mini-Grants. Participants may apply once for each of the categories. Applicants must demonstrate that they have a unique and differentiated product or service that incorporates an aspect of innovation or technology in its production, processing, distribution, or other element of the food supply system.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Award decisions will be made and funds will be available no later than three weeks following the receipt of a completed application.
Application Process
Applicants must submit Mini-Grant proposals by filling out the form at this link. Copy(ies) of quote(s), proposal(s), estimate(s), or any other supporting documents.

ACCESS TO SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS (SMES)

CAIC offers access to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can offer authoritative advice based on their deep knowledge and experience in a specific area. See the ADVISORS page of this Web site to learn more about the SMEs who are available to CAIC participants.