The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC) board of directors announced that it is accepting grant proposals designed to improve the U.S. sheep and goat industries. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 31.
The center has budgeted approximately $300,000 for grants that will support programs designed to strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and goat products in the United States through infrastructure development, business development, production, resource development and market and environmental research.
Financial assistance must accomplish one or more of the following objectives:
To be eligible to receive funding, an organization must promote the betterment of the U.S. sheep or goat industries and be a public, private or cooperative organization; an association, including a corporation not operated for profit; a federally recognized Indian Tribe; or a public or quasi-public agency.
The nine-member board is comprised of seven voting and two non-voting members. The board will review each proposal, recommend funding and submit to U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service for approval.
Additional information is available at www.NSIIC.org or by contacting Steve Lee at 202-350-9065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.