April 17, 2009
The American Lamb Board (ALB) is soliciting applications for the second round of its fiscal year 2009 cooperative funding programs: the 2009 Matching Grant Program and the 2009 Supplier Cooperative Funding Program. Both programs are designed to further the goals and objectives of ALB's strategic plan and all funds must be used to promote only American lamb. The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2009.
The Industry Matching Grant program was designed to fund projects and activities that promote American lamb. ALB strongly encourages that all projects and activities are a collaborative partnership between the suppliers, first handlers, retailers, promotions and festivals, research and education entities, foodservice operators, etc. All grants require a one-to-one cash match from the grant recipient.
The Supplier Cooperative Funding Program is designed to encourage American lamb suppliers to promote American lamb products in the retail and/or foodservice sector. The funds are intended for suppliers who are prepared to share the cost of marketing American lamb through retail or foodservice promotions.
The application can be downloaded at www.lambcheckoff.com
. To receive additional information, call ALB at 866-327-5262.