Oct 21, 2013

Grant Opportunity: Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin

Presented by:  Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Location:  Wisconsin Time: October 21, 4:00pm

The purpose of the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants are to reduce the marketing, distribution, and processing hurdles in the state’s local food system. Pre-proposals will be accepted from individuals, groups, businesses, and organizations involved in Wisconsin agriculture; food processing, distribution and warehousing; agricultural tourism sites; or retail food establishments.

There is $200,000 in Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant funds available. The maximum award per project is $50,000. Grant applicants provide cash or in-kind match equal to or greater than 50% of the total project cost.

Pre-prosposals need to include a cover page, budget template, and three-page project description. Pre-proposals will be reviewed and qualified projects will be invited to complete a full application and participate in an interview later this year. Selected projects will be announced in early 2014.

Learn more and download the grant manual. Email DATCP’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Program Manager Teresa Engel or call 608.224.5101 for more information.