COLUMBUS, OHIO — The state of Ohio awarded grants of nearly $3 million to 12 meat processors. 

The funding will be used to implement processing efficiencies, expand or construct facilities at existing sites, assist in training and certification and improve harvest services.

“We wanted to make sure that all meat processors in the state had an opportunity to benefit from this grant program, so we allocated more funding,” said Ohio Governor DeWine. “These grants don’t just benefit the processors. They also benefit Ohio families who will find more meat products available to them at the store.”

This was the third round of companies working with the Ohio Meat Processing Grant. In total,128 grants worth $28 million have been awarded to meat processors in 50 of the state’s 88 counties. 

 Lt. Governor., Jon Husted, added the funding can also be used for new machinery and technology to provide less expensive food.