(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is out with a grant program for new cooperatives in the agricultural industry. The Cooperative Development Grants, which were created during the 2023 legislation, will offer up to $375,000 in funding. Applicants can request between $2,500 to $50,000 per project, with a commitment to match at least 50% of the total project cost. Grant applications will be open until April 24th.