The Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) program seeks to increase awareness and consumption of locally produced foods and related products and to increase the production and improve the distribution of foods and related products for local consumption. The Buy Local Buy Wisconsin Grant program is an economic development program designed to help the Wisconsin agricultural and food industry find ways to improve food production, processing, marketing, and distribution with the ultimate goal of expanding Wisconsin’s local food system.
Projects must clearly demonstrate a need, show creativity, and benefit the local food system.
DATCP may award grants to individuals or organizations to fund projects that are designed to increase the sale of Wisconsin agricultural or food products to local purchasers. This includes grants for projects to create, expand, diversify, or promote any of the following:
For a list of Eligible Expenses please see: https://datcp.wi.gov/Documents2/BLBWFY24RFP.pdf#page=5.
For a list of grant examples, see: https://datcp.wi.gov/Documents2/BLBWFY24RFP.pdf#page=7.
Estimated Total Program Funding: