The purpose of the North Carolina Agriculture Manufacturing and Processing Initiative (NCAMPI) is to fund and promote the establishment of value-adding agricultural manufacturing and food processing facilities across North Carolina. NCAMPI is intended to fill existing gaps in the processing of agricultural products and to create a diverse and economically competitive array of high value-added goods and products manufactured in this State from agricultural products grown or produced in this State.

The new initiative was established by the N.C. General Assembly in the 2023 session and will be administered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS).

The program is intended to:

  1. Provide support for agricultural processing opportunities that increase jobs and local property tax bases across the state and/or reduce costs and increase profit options for North Carolina farmers and growers.
  2. Identify and assess opportunities to increase value-added processing of commodities produced in the state and fill geographic and commodity gaps across the state.
  3. Market and recruit facilities to fill such gaps and meet such opportunities.
  4. Support eligible entities with funding for eligible costs necessary to create or expand North Carolina agricultural manufacturing facilities and projects related to increased demand for agricultural products.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact NCDA&CS to discuss proposals ahead of the application to ascertain fit and other guidance. Potential applicants are asked to email our office at

NCDA&CS will accept applications on a rolling basis.


NCAMPI House Bill 259 REVISED (Section 10.2)

NCAMPI House Bill 259

NCAMPI Program Guidelines

NCAMPI Application*

NCAMPI Budget Worksheet*
*Application and worksheet must be downloaded and saved to your device for editing. Once completed, these can be emailed to along with all supporting documentation. 

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