Proposals for Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant-funded projects are now being accepted from individuals, groups, businesses and organizations involved in Wisconsin agriculture, food processing, food distribution, food warehousing, retail food establishments or agricultural tourism sites. Proposals could include collaborations or partnerships. Eligible project expenses include operating expenses, real estate and equipment.
Past recipients report increased sales and visibility for their products after putting their Buy Local Buy Wisconsin grant funds to work. There are $200,000 of grant funds available. The maximum grant award is $50,000 per project. Grant applicants must provide cash or in-kind match equivalent to or greater than 50 percent of the total project cost.
Pre-proposals must be received at DATCP by 4 pm on Sept. 14, 2015. Pre-proposals include a cover page, budget template and three-page project description. The complete grant manual, cover sheet and budget outline is available online at datcp.wi.gov/Business/Buy_Local_Buy_Wisconsin/BLBW_Grants.