The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will award up to $220,000 to eligible schools and early childcare institutions to increase students’ access to Minnesota dairy. The MDA’s Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Milk Cooler Grant program provides grant funding to schools for milk coolers and milk dispensing equipment.

Schools and other educational institutions that purchase milk coolers for their meal programs are eligible to apply for up to $1,500 per proposal.

Applications for equipment grants must be submitted by 4 p.m. on April 17, 2020.