Resource Details

Agriculture, Economic Development, Food & Beverage, Start-Up & Entrepreneur

Meat and Poultry Supply Chain Resiliency Gra​nts

This is a one-time grant opportunity funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Funds will be distributed through a competitive review process. Grants will be awarded in amounts up to
$150,000 and for two years in duration. Matching funds are required at 100% of the grant award. Matching funds expensed during the project must be documented in the same manner as proof of reimbursable grant expenses.


The Meat and Poultry Supply Chain Resiliency Grants are available to new or existing processors to facilitate improvements, enhancements or expansions that will increase harvest capacity and/or product throughput. Eligible processors are those that add value to animals and products in the meat and poultry supply chain, including butchers, dead animal collectors, grease processors, slaughter facilities, and renderers. To be eligible, existing operations must be licensed by either the State of Wisconsin or the federal government and new facilities must show capacity to seek licensure from either the State of Wisconsin or the federal government. Funded projects must be located within the State of Wisconsin.

Top Benefits

  • Strives to grow Wisconsin’s meat industry and improve the long-term viability of the livestock sector through services to meat, poultry and rendering processing establishments
  • Provide access to services and resources for proposed processing and rendering establishment projects that grow or develop the current business’s harvest or throughput capacity, improve production or profitability, and/or help the processor answer capacity and/or production bottlenecks and challenges

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