The Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) provides funding to producer-led groups that focus on nonpoint source pollution abatement activities through the Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grant Program (PLWPG).
Program Goal: To improve Wisconsin's soil and water quality by supporting and advancing producer-led solutions that increase on-the-ground practices and farmer participation in local watershed efforts.
Grants provide support to groups to deliver cost share programs, on-farm demonstration and research projects, and education and outreach efforts on conservation systems and innovative practices that improve water quality to farmers and other community members within their local watersheds.
Producer-Led Grants Funding Summary 2016-2022
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At a glance grant requirements:
At least 5 farmers within the same watershed
At least one collaborator: county land conservation, UW-Division of Extension, WI DNR, nonprofit organization
Max award $40,000 per group