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Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance Community Partner Grant Program

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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
Nov 22, 2023

Brian Williams


The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture will provide grants for projects designed to strengthen food and agricultural supply chain resiliency, support farmers, and distribute fresh nutritious foods to underserved communities in Wisconsin.

Program goals:

  1. Support local producers and processors by building and expanding economic opportunities
  2. Broaden and strengthen partnerships with local producers and processors with food distribution partners and local food networks, including nonprofits, to ensure distribution of fresh and nutritious foods in rural, remote, or underserved communities

Priority will be give to projects that:

  • Procure local food from socially disadvantaged producers and processors
  • Distribute local food in the same community where it was grown, raised, or processed to support local food supply chain networks
  • Distribute local food to underserved communities not normally served through traditional food distribution networks
  • Distribute food to underserved communities in the most food insecure counties according to the Wisconsin Food Security Project

Eligible applicants include:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Food access/hunger relief distribution organizations
  • Food aggregators or distributors (nonprofit and for profit)
  • Local, regional, and tribal governments
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000
Award floor: $30,000
Estimated total program funding: $1,500,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the application form are available on the program website.

Email completed applications to

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Networking and collaboration · Wisconsin

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