Two Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance (WI LFPA) Program grants are accepting applications through November 22, 2023. These two grants, the Direct-to-Farmer grant and the Community Partners grant, are funded through a cooperative agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service. To apply, visit wilocalfood.org.
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 will be available for Wisconsin farm businesses. Contracts will include price agreements for pre-season projected products, pre-season payment schedules, product quality, as well as procurement and distribution procedures. The Direct-to-Farmer grant will be administered by Marbleseed. For additional information on the Direct-to-Farmer grant, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Partners Grant
Projects from $30,000 to $300,000 will be awarded through a competitive grant process for non-profit and community organizations to purchase Wisconsin-grown, raised, or minimally-processed food to distribute at no cost to underserved communities in Wisconsin. The Community Partners grant is administered by DATCP. For additional information on the Community Partner grant, email email@example.com.
DATCP will host an informational webinar on the Direct-to-Farmer grant and the Community Partners grant at 11 a.m. on October 20, 2023. To register, visit https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItf-itrTkuHHjHbRjBdKb8mr8aLoq0NkM.