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Dairy Processor Grant

Grants to Wisconsin Dairy Processors
to Support and Improve Dairy Plants

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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WI DATCP)

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to Wisconsin dairy processors to address a variety of business needs. Funding is intended to support and improve the State's dairy plants. Grant funds may be used for consultations on modernization, food safety, and staff training. The goal of the program is to encourage innovation, increase revenue, and maintain the viability of Wisconsin’s dairy processing facilities.

Project Focus: 

  • Dairy Plant Expansion
  • Dairy Plant Modernization
  • Dairy Processing Innovation
  • Food Safety/Audit Assistance
  • Dairy Plant Staff Training/Workforce Development
  • Other Dairy Processing Development

Project Objective:

  • Facilitate operational changes to the dairy processing plant,
  • Improve profitability of the dairy processing plant,
  • Improve the technical knowledge capacity at the dairy processing plant,
  • Model a new process or innovation in dairy processing, or
  • Demonstrate or test a system to address dairy plant wastewater management.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150355

Estimated Size of Grant:

A total grant up to $50,000 is available per dairy processor per year.

Term of Contract:

Up to two years in duration

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must operate a licensed dairy processing plant in Wisconsin engaged in pasteurizing, processing, or manufacturing milk or dairy products.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are open through January 15, 2021, 5:00 PM for the 2021 Dairy Processor Grants.

The dairy processor is required to provide a match of at least 20 percent of the grant amount.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be emailed to Grants Manager Ryan Dunn at

For application assistance or questions, applicants should email the above email address​ or call (608) 590-7239.

Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Division of Agricultural Development
2811 Agriculture Dr.
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911

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USA: Wisconsin

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