Grazing Grants for Technical Assistance

The 2012 Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Grant program invites proposals for technical assistance in managed intensive grazing. For this RFP, we expect state and federal funding levels for the technical assistance program to be similar to prior years. As in the past, grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications must be postmarked by April 23, 2012

Details for the Request for Proposal (RFP) Application Process (6 page PDF)

The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative is a national effort begun in 1991 to help landowners improve the ecological and productive condition of the nation's private grazing lands, the economic condition of farmers and ranchers, and the social well being of rural communities. The Technical Assistance program primarily funds projects that include staff positions to provide one-on-one technical assistance to farmers for grazing planning and development of other grazing related facilities on farms.

Who may apply?

Applicants may include, but are not limited to: county, state, and federal agriculture and natural resource agencies, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and grazing networks.

2012 Grant Application Materials

Please note that we revise the application and reporting materials annually. If you have received grants from the program in the past, please download these new materials.

2012 Grant application cover page (1 page WORD)
2012 Grant application budget page (1 page WORD)
2012 Technical assistance application form (4 page WORD)

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is coordinating these grant applications. Funding for these grants comes from federal and state of Wisconsin sources. Projects may be supported by the Wisconsin Legislature or by funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service as part of the federal Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative begun in 1991. Both Federal and State funds are contingent on budget allocations for 2012.

Send Applications To

Laura Paine, Agricultural Business Development
WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
Street address: 2811 Agricultural Drive, Madison, WI 53718