Note: The 2022 Export Expansion Grant recipients were announced in June. Read the full release here.
This grant aims to accelerate the growth of Wisconsin dairy, meat, and crop product exports. Applicants must be a not-for-profit organization, located in Wisconsin, and currently serving or have the ability to serve Wisconsin agribusinesses. Wisconsin agribusiness associations, technical colleges, universities, and economic development organizations are encouraged to apply.
Projects can receive grant funds for up to two years in duration, with an option to request an additional year. Grant awards will range from $25,000 to $50,000. Matching funds are required at 20 percent of the grant award and can be cash or in-kind. Eligible project expenses include, but are not limited to, travel associated with trade promotion activities, event promotion, marketing materials, advertising, subscriptions, contractor fees, and translation services.
These grants are funded through the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports, which was proposed by Gov. Tony Evers in his 2021-23 biennial budget.
Export Expansion Grant Webinar
Learn more about the Export Expansion Grant application process and how to apply at the Export Expansion Grant webinar below:
June 24, 2022: DATCP Announces 2022 Export Expansion Grant Recipients
February 21, 2022: DATCP Accepting Applications for Export Expansion Grants through March 18