The application period for Meat Processor Infrastructure grants closed on March 17, 2023. See the following for more information:
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 10, 2023: DATCP Announces 2023 Meat Processor Grant Recipients
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