June 11, 2004
June 11, 2004 -- The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC) announced in the June 10, 2004, Federal Register the availability of $300,000 in competitive grants for the sheep and goat industry.
This is the fourth year of the Sheep and Goat Grant Initiative. The projects funded will seek to address a variety of diverse issues that affect the sheep and goat industries at the local, regional, national and international level.
?I am pleased with the overwhelming response that we have had with this program the past three years, and I know the Board appreciates all of the innovative ideas from different segments of our industries,? stated NSIIC Vice Chair and Montana sheep producer Chase Hibbard.
The full text of the notice, forms and a summary of previously funded projects can be located at www.nsiic.org
on the World Wide Web.
All applications must be received on or before Oct. 15, 2004, to be considered.