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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 7, 2020.

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Description of Program and Relief

Missouri Meat and Poultry Processing Grant Program

The state of Missouri General Assembly, under the CARES Act, established the Missouri Meat and Poultry Processing Grant Program providing grants to Missouri meat and poultry processing facilities to address business disruption difficulties associated with the economic effects of COVID-19. The State of Missouri will provide $20 million in funding to slaughter and processing facilities to encourage increased livestock or poultry processing and certification of facilities.

Each loan will range from a minimum of $20,000 to a maximum of $200,000 depending on the type of facility.

Applications for the Missouri Meat and Poultry Processing Grant Program are due by August 31, 2020.

Government or Lead Agency

State of Missouri

Dates Available

July 22 to August 31

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Existing slaughter and processing facilities or new facilities with less than 200 employees that are federally or state inspected or custom exempt. Grant funds should be used for activities that increase slaughter production or processing capacity or promote COVID-19 employee safety.

COVID-19 related improvement costs must have been incurred or be expected to be incurred between March 1, 2020, and November 15, 2020.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

August 31, 2020

Contact for More Information

For questions regarding the program contact:

Ag Business Development

Phone: (573) 751-4762


List of Additional Information

For more information, click here.

A list of frequently asked questions is addressed here.

To download an application, click here.

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