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Grant Awarded by PCC-DBII to Stabilize and Expand Dairy Business Across Pacific Coast

Grant Awarded by PCC-DBII to Stabilize and Expand Dairy Business Across Pacific Coast


FRESNO, CA
Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

An investment is in the works for dairy processors along the Pacific Coast. The Pacific Coast Coalition-Dairy Business Innovation Initiative (PCC-DBII), hosted by California State University, Fresno, recently awarded $521,764 in grant funding to 12 dairy companies in California, Oregon, and Washington. Each awardee is receiving up to $50,000.

Jenny Lester Moffitt, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, United States Department of Agriculture“The Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives have made significant impacts to the dairy industry and the agricultural economy as a whole,” said USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt. “This funding will allow the Pacific Coast Coalition - Dairy Business Innovation Initiative to continue to develop critical relationships with California, Oregon, and Washington dairy producers and processors to support their on-the-ground needs.”

Dr. Carmen Licon Cano, Project Director, PCC-DBII “Those selected for awards range from 98-year-old, multi-generational legacies looking to diversify their line, to two-year old BIPOC-owned start-ups with their sights on the nation's biggest grocery stores. Not only will these grants help businesses optimize their processes and innovate their products, but the West Coast region is building a stronger dairy presence,” said PCC-DBII Project Director Carmen Licon Cano, Ph.D. “Each grant will result in time-saving equipment that develops new offerings, creates jobs, and increases profitability.”

According to a release, grant winners will be utilizing the money to upgrade equipment and increase operational efficiency. To learn more about the grant awardees, click here.
The Pacific Coast Coalition-Dairy Business Innovation Initiative (PCC-DBII), hosted by California State University, Fresno, recently awarded $521,764 in grant funding to 12 dairy companies in California, Oregon, and Washington

A larger funding opportunity, the fourth round of grant award by the PCC-DBII, will open on January 2, 2024, with at least $4.1 million available for more states: Arizona; California; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; and, Washington. Applications can be found here.

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