Now Accepting Applications -

Submission Deadline: October 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM

The Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program is a grant and loan program established by the Montana Legislature to strengthen and diversify Montana's agricultural industry through the development of new agricultural products and processes. Examples of eligible project activities involve equipment purchases, construction costs, advertising and promotion, and consultant services for engineering. The GTA program is administered by the Agriculture Development Council (Council) which is attached to the Department of Agriculture.


Award Amounts:

* Grants up to $50,000

* Loans up to $100,000

Proposals for funding are accepted from:• Individuals• Businesses and Industry Organizations• Public and Private Agencies and Organizations• Educational Institutions• Local GovernmentsBusiness Registration RequiredTo be eligible to receive funding your business must be registered with the Montana Secretary of State's office ( If your business is not registered we encourage you to begin that process prior to submitting an application.Joint ApplicationsTwo or more individuals or organizations may propose to conduct a project jointly by submitting one application as co-applicants. Please contact program staff for procedures if you are interested in submitting a joint application.Joint applicants must demonstrate their team has proven ability to carry out all elements of the proposed project. In addition, applicants proposing to rely upon the expertise of another individual or organization to undertake any part of the project must clearly define the responsibilities of that party as well as provide evidence of that entity’s willingness and demonstrated ability to undertake that area of responsibility.