Loans, Grants, and Other Financial Resources

DATCP Grants
Provides grants to farmers, processors, and businesses to strengthen Wisconsin's agriculture industry. ​​​​​​

USDA Farm Service Agency​​
USDA makes and guarantees loans to qualifying beginning farmers and ranchers who are unable to obtain financing from commercial lenders. 

Department of Veteran's Affairs Home Loan Benefit
May be used to purchase a farm on which there is a farm residence to be owned and occupied by a veteran as his/her primary residence.

Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund
Provides direct assistance in the form of micro-grants to veterans in their beginning years of farming or ranching. Applications are accepted annually and reviewed by advisors with long careers in the food and farming industry

Assistance to Needy Veterans Grant​
ANVG program provides limited financial assistance to those in need and who have exhausted all other sources of aid. Grants may be used for specified health care and substance needs up to maximum grant limits ($7,500 lifetime/$3,000 annually).

VA Regional Loan Centers
Assistance to those who are having trouble making mortgage payments and need help avoiding foreclosure.

Financial Counseling and Will Preparation
Allows SGLI, VGLI and FSGLI beneficiaries and service members that have received TSGLI benefits to receive financial counseling and will preparation services. 

Homeless Veterans
Program for veterans that are or at risk of becoming homeless.  ​​​