Applicants for Food Security Grants Urged to Sign Up for Email Updates
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/25/2020
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture is encouraging those who may be interested in applying for grants through the Food Security Initiative to sign up for email updates on the DATCP website: FoodSecurity.wi.gov. The program is funded by
$15 million in federal dollars provided to the state through the federal CARES Act.
The initiative will be divided into two grant programs:
** A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the first round of grants will be released in early July. This initial round will total $5 million. The funding will help support the innovations and adaptations food banks and pantries have made to address the
challenges presented by COVID-19.
** An RFP for the second round of grants will be released in mid- to late-July. These grants will total $10 million and will focus on strengthening the presence of Wisconsin products within the food security network. Applicants will be strongly
encouraged to partner with organizations that work directly with Wisconsin's agricultural producers and food processors to maximize the use of Wisconsin products.
Anyone who may be interested in applying for either grant should visit FoodSecurity.wi.gov.