Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Program

Growth Programs

Assisting the Expansion, Renovation & Establishment of Butchery Facilities

The Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Fund was passed by the 2021 Iowa Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds on June 9, 2021. The authorization includes $750,000 appropriated by the State of Iowa and administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The fund will provide financial assistance in the form of grants to businesses for projects relating to small-scale meat processing, licensed custom lockers and mobile slaughter units.

Butchery Innovation and Revitalization – Application Form

NOTE: All online applications must be completed in a single session.
The online form cannot be saved and restarted. Review the FAQ and plan ahead by using the Draft Application form and the Application Checklist sheet in the Resources section. This will help ensure you have the proper information and supporting documents available for completion of the application.

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Eligible Projects

  • Expanding, refurbishing or establishing one of the following types of business:
    • State- or federally-inspected small-scale meat processing
    • Licensed custom locker
    • Mobile slaughter unit
  • Renting or purchasing buildings, refrigeration facilities, freezer facilities or equipment necessary to expand processing capacity.
Grant Amount & Matching Support Requirements
  • Maximum amount of grant award to a business shall not exceed $50,000
  • Matching financial support on a one-to-one basis in the form of cash will be required
    • Must be obtained from private sources

Businesses applying for the grant program must meet all requirements outlined in House File 857 and in the administrative rules. Requirements include that a business must be:
  • Incorporated or authorized to do business in Iowa
  • Employ less than fifty (50) individuals
  • An establishment that holds a current license from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) OR an establishment that documents it is actively working with IDALS to obtain a license (per IDALS/Meat and Poultry Inspection Service, Iowa Code section 189A)
Butchery Innovation and Revitalization – Application Form
NOTE: All online applications must be completed in a single session. The online form cannot be saved and restarted. Review the FAQ and plan ahead by using the Draft Application form and the Application Checklist sheet in the Resources section. This will help ensure you have the proper information and supporting documents available for completion of the application.
Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
To view a sample of the application or for more information, please refer to the “Resources” section on this page.
For more information, contact:

Brad Frisvold

515.348.6241
businessfinance@iowaeda.com
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