In January 2022, Governor Evers announced he is providing up to $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for meat talent development programming. This funding will be used to attract students to meat careers, provide financial support to students in Wisconsin meat processing training programs, support program development, and connect the meat processing industry with potential employees. DATCP will work cooperatively with stakeholders and the industry to implement a program that strengthens Wisconsin's meat processing supply chain and workforce.
1. Meat Industry High School Curriculum — a new meat industry curriculum for Wisconsin agricultural education programs (in partnership with UW-River Falls)
2. Humane Handling Institute — provides hands-on training for meat industry workers in humane pre-slaughter handling, transport, stunning, and equipment maintenance (in partnership with UW-River Falls)
3. HACCP Training Reimbursement — tuition reimbursement for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) trainings held at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Center
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is offering grants to support the development of new and existing cooperatives in Wisconsin, with a goal of fostering the success of current and future cooperatives by supporting planning and exploratory research in advance of making a large investment.
Food & Beverage,Sustainability,Technology
WI Environmental Improvement Fund
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Wisconsin implements a state revolving loan fund that provides financial assistance to municipalities in the form of subsidized loans for drinking water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure projects.