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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: June 22, 2021 03:26 PM
From: Representative Pam Snyder
To: All House members
Subject: Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program
In 2019, I sponsored a bill as part of the Pennsylvania Farm Bill that created a new grant program to support meat processors in Pennsylvania. After receiving feedback on the first round of program grants from the industry, farmers, and the PA Department of Agriculture, I am sponsoring amendments to the Very Small Meat Processor Federal Inspection Reimbursement Grant Program. This bill will improve the program administration to better support our small meat processors by removing the grant match requirement to improve access to the funding, clarifying the eligible costs and expenses, and increasing transparency and accountability for grant applicants and recipients.  The name of the program will also be changed to the Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program to better illustrate these proposed changes.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation to improve access to capital to expand Pennsylvania’s small meat processing infrastructure, support small businesses, and create more processing opportunities for Pennsylvania farmers.

Introduced as HB1919