Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) provides funding to producer-led groups that focus on nonpoint source pollution abatement activities through the Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grant Program. The program seeks to improve Wisconsin’s soil and water quality by supporting and advancing producer-led conservation solutions by increasing on the ground practices and farmer participation in these efforts. Each application must come from a group of at least five farmers in the same watershed, collaborating with conservation agencies, institutions, or nonprofit organizations. The maximum grant award per group will be $40,000, with a total of $750,000 available funding each fiscal year.
Applications are due September 21, 2020.