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Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant Application Period Now Open

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has issued a release seeking farmers and businesses involved in Wisconsin’s food industry to apply for 2019 Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin producer and processor grants. Qualified applicants include individuals, groups, or businesses involved in Wisconsin production agriculture, food processing, food distribution, food warehousing, retail food establishments, or agricultural tourism operations.

DATCP indicates that the grants can help recipients more efficiently produce, process, market, and distribute food in local markets, including stores, schools, and institutions. The maximum award for each project is $50,000.

The application deadline is noon, March 20, 2019, and the target date for grant award notification is April 2019. Each proposal must include a cover page, a completed budget template and project description. Additional information and necessary documents are available online at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/BuyLocalBuyWisconsinGrants.aspx . 

DISCLAIMER: The information provided is for general informational purposes only. This post is not updated to account for changes in the law and should not be considered tax or legal advice. This article is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult with legal and/or financial advisors for legal and tax advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

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