Note: The application period for the Meat Processor Grants closed January 14, 2022.
The meat processing grant program aims to grow Wisconsin's meat industry and improve the long-term viability of the state's livestock industry.
Eligible applicants must operate or intend to operate a DATCP or U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed meat-processing establishment in Wisconsin and be engaged in livestock harvest or processing. Projects must increase harvest capacity or production. Funding from these grants can be used for operating expenses directly related to the grant project, including expenses for engineering, architectural design, construction, food safety consultation, equipment, and equipment installation.
May 5, 2022: Gov. Evers, DATCP Announce 2022 Meat Processor Grant Recipients
October 28, 2021: DATCP Meat Processor Grant Application Period Open through January 14