Sheep Center Sets Grant Deadline

Sheep Center Sets Grant Deadline

The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center is accepting grant proposals designed to improve the U.S. sheep industry. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 15.

As part of the 2014 Farm Bill, the center was awarded funding by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service to be used for the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program. Grant funding can be used on activities designed to strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States through infrastructure development, business development, production, resource development and market and environmental research. Currently, the center has budgeted approximately $300,000 for grants. The average grant amount in the last four years has been $27,200.

“USDA is committed to working with sheep producers and industry partners across the country to create new opportunities for growth within the industry,” said USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Edward Avalos.

The board will review each proposal, recommend funding and submit final recommendations to USDA AMS for approval. Visit NSIIC.org for more information.

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