DAWSON — Puris Proteins, which plans to reopen the former AMPI plant in Dawson as a plant-based processing facility, has been awarded a $1,860,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's Job Creation Fund.

The grant will assist with converting the old dairy protein plant into a plant to process Puris Proteins line of non-GMO sustainable ingredients including pea proteins, starches and fiber.

The total plant project is expected to cost around $89.8 million dollars and create approximately 75 jobs with an hourly wage of $24.77 per hour.

The DEED Job Creation Fund provides funding to businesses after they meet certain criteria, including for jobs and private investments.