The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Authority makes grants, loans, loan guarantees and tax credits available at competitive rates. MASBDA offerings are only a portion of financial assistance programs available to Missouri producers available on the Missouri Department of Agriculture website.
The MASBDA Biofuel Infrastructure Grant Program (BIP) was created to increase the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel in Missouri by partnering with private entities receiving funding through USDA Rural Development’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Investment Program (HBIIP). Eligible costs are only those costs incurred during the grant period and that are directly related to the use and purposes of the HBIPP.
The Missouri Value-Added Agriculture Grant Program provides grants for projects that add value to Missouri agricultural products and aid the economy of a rural community. Grant applications will be considered for value-added agricultural business concepts that Lead to and result in development, processing and marketing of new or expanded uses or technologies for agricultural products; and Foster agricultural economic development in Missouri’s rural communities.
The Missouri Value-Added Agriculture "Farm to Table" Grant Program provides funding for Missouri businesses to access resources for accessing and processing locally grown agricultural products for use in institutions within the state. Grant applications will be considered from small businesses for resources including, but not limited to coolers, freezers, washing equipment, bagging equipment, packing equipment, professional services for Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices (GAP/GHP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Analysis (HACCP) plan development.