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Dairy 2020 Early Planning Grant Program

Eligible States WI
Type Grant
Area of Interest Agriculture
Description

The goal of the Dairy 2020 Early Planning Grant program is to encourage and stimulate the start-up, modernization, and expansion of Wisconsin dairy farms. Eligible applicants for the Dairy 2020 Early Planning Grant program include existing and start-up Wisconsin dairy producers whose farms are, or will be located in a town or village with a population less than 6,000. Proceeds from an award may be used only to cover the cost of having a qualified, independent third party provide the professional services necessary to assist the applicant in the start-up, modernization, or expansion of a dairy farm.

Although 75 percent of eligible project costs (up to a maximum of $3,000), can be provided, the actual amount of funds awarded to any applicant is based on factors such as the viability of the project, the project's economic impact, and fund availability. Applicants will be required to contribute at least 25 percent of the total project costs from sources other than the State of Wisconsin.

Eligible Organizations Existing and start-up Wisconsin dairy producers
How to Apply Interested applicants should talk with the Director of the Dairy 2020 Program to discuss the project's eligibility.
For More Information http://datcp.wi.gov/Business/Dairy_2020/Dairy_2020_Early_Planning_Grant/index.aspx Exit EPA Disclaimer
Primary Contact Jim Cisler
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Dairy 2020 Program
2811 Agriculture Drive
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
(608) 224-5137
james.cisler@wisconsin.gov

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