• New Funds Available for Livestock Promotion Non-Profits can now “Pay it Forward” to 4-H or FFA Youth

    April 03, 2012 No comments

    The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is now offering three grants to support Indiana’s vital livestock industry: the Indiana Livestock Promotion Grant, Indiana Livestock Market Development Grant, and the brand new Youth Livestock Grant. The deadline for all livestock grants is May 1, 2012.

    The Youth Livestock Grant is an opportunity for 4-H or FFA chapters to “pay it forward” to deserving students interested in the livestock sector for the purchase of breeding stock to start a livestock enterprise or add animals to an existing operation.

    The Indiana Livestock Promotion Grant is for qualifying organizations to submit project proposals designed to promote the livestock industry in Indiana through shows, sales, exhibitions, conventions, or similar events and programs. 

    The Indiana Livestock Marketing Development Grant is for qualifying organizations to submit project proposals for value added feasibility studies, research projects, market development, or other projects that encourage the development of business and industry related to livestock production, processing and distribution. 

    “As a strong advocate for all areas of Indiana’s agriculture, which includes the $2.86 billion livestock sector, we’re proud to make these funds available to help promote the industry and to educate this next generation of agriculture entrepreneurs,” said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

    Funding for the grants comes from the state Livestock Industry Promotion and Development Fund. 

    Eligibility:

    Not-for-Profit organizations, commissions, and associations with

    501(c)3 status are eligible for all three grants.  All livestock grants are 50:50 matching funds grants. 

    Youth Livestock Grant: Not-for-profits with a 501(c)3 status should solicit applications from Indiana 4-H/FFA youth.  Youth applicants are reviewed by the non-for-profit and select applicants they wish to request funds for.  The Not-for-profit will submit the Youth Livestock application via email to ISDA. 

    Indiana Livestock Promotion Grant: Not-for-profits organizations, commissions, and associations with 501(c)3 status are eligible to apply for this grant.  The Indiana Livestock Promotion Grant entities must work to promote the livestock industry in Indiana. 

    Indiana Livestock Market Development Grant: Not-for-profits organizations, commissions, and associations with 501(c)3 status are eligible to apply for funds that will work to develop or expand business or industry related to the livestock production, processing, and distribution. The Not-for-profit will submit the Indiana Livestock Market Development Grant to be eligible for these funds. 

    The deadline for all grants is May 1, 2012.

    Only electronic applications will be accepted.

    Winners will be announced by May 15th, 2012 

    For more details or to fill out the electronic applications, go to the ISDA Web site under Grants. For additional information, contact John Nagle, CLPP Program Manager, at jnagle@isda.in.gov.

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