Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Program

Growth Programs

Assisting the Expansion, Renovation & Establishment of Butchery Facilities

The Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Fund, administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), was created in 2021. The fund provides financial assistance in the form of grants to businesses for projects relating to small-scale meat processing, licensed custom lockers and mobile slaughter units. In 2021, $750,000 in capital was available to small-scale meat processors to help strengthen Iowa’s food supply chain and expand processing capacity in rural Iowa. Grants up to $50,000 were awarded to 15 businesses across Iowa for butchery innovation and revitalization, with each business providing matching financial support for their project from private sources on a one-to-one basis.

Projects meeting all the established criteria were reviewed by representatives of the IEDA and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), with final funding decisions approved by the IEDA Board.

Future funding for this program is dependent upon the receipt of an additional allocation during the 2022 Iowa legislative session. Please monitor this page for future application opportunities.

Eligibility information will be shared if/when additional funding becomes available.

All 2021 funds have been depleted. Pending receipt of additional funding, information regarding a new application cycle will be shared.

For more information, contact:

Brad Frisvold