Cost Share Program

Minnesota Grown is happy to offer our members access to this Cost Share Program. If you would like to participate, become a member and follow the instructions below! Please contact us with any questions.

Minnesota Grown Labeling/Signage Cost Share:

If you are developing a new label, tag, bag, box or permanent sign and would like to add the Minnesota Grown logo directly to your packaging, you may be eligible to receive up to $200 reimbursement.

  1. Labels/signage must have been printed between July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will announce when the next application period is open, anticipating funding, for upcoming years.
  2. Fill out this reimbursement form. The form will be due no later than July 7, 2017.
  3. For more information, see our frequently asked questions below.

Please contact Jessica Miles at: jessica.miles@state.mn.us or by phone at 651-201-6170.

Participation in this program is based on our fiscal year and the availability of funds.

Bare Honey Cost Share Label

Prairie Pride Farm Cost Share Label

Costa Cost Share Box














Cost Share Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do I send the application?
You can submit electronically to: jessica.miles@state.mn.us or mail the application and all required documentation to:
MN Grown Cost Share/AMDD 625 Robert St. N. St. Paul, MN 55155-2538

When is the application and supporting documentation due?
July 7, 2017. Labels/signage must have been printed between July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will announce when the next application period is open, anticipating funding, for upcoming years.

Do I need to be a Minnesota Grown member to apply for this program?
Yes, you need to have a current/valid Minnesota Grown License to participate.

How much am I eligible to receive?
Payments depend on the total cost of designing and printing your labels or signage that features the Minnesota Grown label. This program reimburses 50% of those costs up to a maximum reimbursement of $200. Each Minnesota Grown member is eligible to participate in this program once per fiscal year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) and once per project.

Where can I find a W-9 form?
An online form from the Internal Revenue Service is available here: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

When can I expect payment?
Requests are processed continuously as long as funds are available.

Where can I find the Minnesota Grown label artwork?
Please contact Jessica Miles for files. You may convert the logo into any color you wish.

Is my project eligible?
Most packaging(labels, bags, boxes, tags) and permanent signs will be eligible. Items like business cards, direct mail pieces, or flyers are not eligible.

What about demonstrations, tradeshows or sampling?
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has support for small to medium-sized Minnesota food companies, farmers and ranchers who add value to their products, agricultural cooperatives, and others, to investigate new markets by attending and participating in more local, regional and international wholesale food events, and do more retail product sampling events (demos). Please see Sampling Cost Share/ Tradeshow Support Program for more information.

What about my privacy?
Under state law, we must provide demographic information (like name and address) if asked. We do not release social security numbers or individual payment amounts.

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