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Published August 12, 2009, 08:29 AM

Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants available for agriculture projects

The state’s second round of the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program will award $222,700 total this year; the maximum grant amount is $50,000.

The state’s second round of the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program will award $222,700 total this year; the maximum grant amount is $50,000. Individuals, groups, businesses and organizations involved in Wisconsin agriculture, agri-tourism, retail food establishments or food processing, distribution or warehousing are eligible to apply.

Projects need to show how they will stimulate Wisconsin’s agricultural economy by increasing the purchase of Wisconsin grown or produced food. Pre-proposals must be received by DATCP’s Division of Agricultural Development by Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.

The 2009 Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program pre-proposal template and grant manual is available online at www.datcp.state.wi.us, search “buy local”, or email inquiries to datcpBLBW@wi.gov, or call Teresa Cuperus (608) 224-5101.

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