The Grape, Wine and Fruit Promotion Fund is governed by the Grape and Wine Advisory Committee. The Committee consists of two individuals who are grape producers; one individual who is the producer of a fruit, other than grapes, used in vinification; two individuals who own wineries located in the state; and one representative of the ND Grape and Wine Association. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture administers the fund.

The mission of the Grape, Wine and Fruit Promotion fund is to provide research and promotion in support of the grape and wine industry in North Dakota.

Funding for the Grape, Wine and Fruit Promotion Fund is included in the Agriculture Commissioner's budget. It includes approximately $64,000 to support grape and wine research projects in North Dakota and approximately $16,000 to promote and market the grape and wine industry in North Dakota for the 2015-2017 biennium.

The 2015 Grape, Wine and Fruit Promotion Grant program is now CLOSED. Please see information listed below.

For Grape and Wine Promotion and Marketing Grants

1. Review the 2015 Promotion and Marketing Grant Program Manual
2. Complete the 2015 Promotion and Marketing Grant Template
3. Email completed template to edlund@nd.gov

For Grape and Wine Research Grants

1. Review the 2015 Research Grant Program Manual
2. Complete the 2015 Research Grant Template

3. Email completed template to edlund@nd.gov

For more information on these programs, contact Emily Edlund at 701-328-2191 or email edlund@nd.gov.

 

Information for Current Grape and Wine Grant Recipients:

FY2015 Research Grant

11/1/2015 - 6/30/2017

Report             Reporting Period                                                  Due on or Before            
Quarterly November 1 - December 31, 2015 January 15, 2016
Quarterly January 1 - March 31, 2016 April 15, 2016
Quarterly April 1 - June 30, 2016 July 15, 2016
Quarterly July 1 - September 30, 2016 October 15, 2016
Quarterly January 1 -March 31, 2017 April 15, 2017
Final November 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017 July 15, 2017

FY2015 Promotion Grant

11/1/2015 - 6/30/2017

Report            Reporting Period                                                   Due on or Before            
Quarterly November 1 - December 31, 2015 January 15, 2016
Quarterly January 1 - March 31, 2016 April 15, 2016
Quarterly April 1 - June 30, 2016 July 15, 2016
Quarterly July 1 - September 30, 2016 October 15, 2016
Quarterly October 1 - December 31, 2016 January 15, 2017
Quarterly January 1 - March 31, 2017 April 15, 2017
Final  November 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017 July 15, 2017

Grape, Wine and Fruit Promotion Contacts

Emily Edlund

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
701-328-2191 edlund@nd.gov