The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established both the PROTECT Formula and Discretionary Grant Programs. The PROTECT Discretionary Grants Program funds projects on a competitive basis that address the climate crisis by … Read more
Run by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Bioproduct Pilot Program is intended to determine the economic, social, and environmental benefits of using materials derived from agricultural commodities in the development and manufacturing of construction or consumer products. Bioproducts are products derived from biological materials, ranging from packaging to any product that can be created using natural materials (as opposed to synthetically derived material).
This program directs the USDA to partner with no less than one qualified institution to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing, with the goal of providing a low-cost alternative to conventional products.
Academic Institutions, non-profits, and for-profit businesses are all eligible recipients.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
$5 million in fiscal years 2022 and 2023
Cost Share Requirements
There are no cost-share requirements, though applying institutions must receive state funding.
Funds are released annually, typically opening in the late spring and closing in late summer. General information on National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant applications can be found here.
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