On May 3, 2023 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $420 million Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) Program to fund innovative projects designed to invest in processing and distribution capacity to build resilience across the middle of the supply chain and strengthen local and regional food systems. Wisconsin will receive approximately $28.25 million under the program to develop and administer state coordinated initiatives.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has submitted its state plan to USDA. To receive more information about the Wisconsin RFSI Program, sign up for updates.
On July 11, 2023, DATCP held a Wisconsin RFSI Program Listening Session. Access the recording.
To facilitate communication through the Wisconsin RFSI Program, DATCP has published a Wisconsin RFSI Program Collaboration Resource. The people included on this list requested to be added to begin networking, collaborating, and connecting. Please utilize this resource as you consider applying for this funding opportunity in the future.