The term “dairy business” means a business that develops, produces, markets, or distributes dairy products.
A dairy promotion program shall not be eligible to host an initiative under this section.
An initiative may provide a grant on a noncompetitive basis to an entity that receives assistance under paragraph (1) to advance the business activities recommended as a result of that assistance.
Not less than 50 percent of the funds made available under subsection (i) shall be allocated to grants under subsection (f)(3).
To the extent practicable, the Secretary shall ensure that funds provided to an initiative supplement, and do not duplicate or replace, existing dairy product research, development, and promotion activities.
Not later than January 31, 2022, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the outcomes of the program under this section and any related activities and opportunities to further increase dairy innovation.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000 for each fiscal year.