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 Missouri Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program provides funds to increase the distribution and use of biofuels in the state of Missouri. Funds from the program will be awarded to fuel retailers, fuel distributors, terminal companies, and fleet operations that are dispensing, or have plans to store or dispense ethanol blends of E15 or higher, or biodiesel blends of B6 or higher.
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.
The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) is accepting applications for funding through its new Show-Me Entrepreneurial Grants for Agriculture (SEGA) program. The grant program is open to individuals, businesses and institutions of higher education to encourage value-added agriculture innovation in the state.