Dear Kentucky Proud Members,
The Kentucky Proud Promotional Grant Program is a 50/50 cost-share reimbursement grant available to assist Kentucky Proud members with advertising and marketing expenses that incorporate the Kentucky Proud logo. Kentucky Proud members who are able to show direct Kentucky farm impact are eligible to apply.
The maximum amount available in matching funds is $8,000 per year based on ten percent of your direct Kentucky farm impact. The funds are available for six-months beginning on the date that your application is approved. Funding is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible Kentucky Proud members.
The next application committee review meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The deadline for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) to receive applications for consideration at this meeting is October 31, 2020. The final review meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, December 9, 2020. The deadline for KDA to receive applications for review in that meeting is November 30, 2020.  

The links to both the fillable PDF version and the printable version of the application are included below. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Van Balen, the Kentucky Proud Promotional Grant Program Coordinator, at

Please mail your application to:
Jonathan Van Balen
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
111 Corporate Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
You may also scan and e-mail a complete application to

We hope you will take advantage of this Kentucky Proud promotional marketing grant. A recent study by the University of Kentucky reported that the Kentucky Proud logo has 69% statewide brand recognition. This is a great opportunity to elevate your brand and make the most of your marketing efforts.

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