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NRES 474: Integrated Resource Management - Grant Resources: Government Grant, Loan, and Cost Sharing Programs

U.S. Government Programs

State of Wisconsin Programs

  • Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Financial Assistance Programs
    • Clean Sweep Grants - Clean Sweep assists communities in protecting public health, the environment, and animal safety by reducing risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals, pesticides, and unwanted prescription drugs in homes, on farms and at businesses. The program provides financial assistance to counties, regional planning commissions, cities, villages, and other municipalities to collect unwanted eligible wastes. Most local governments offer free or very low cost collection services to homeowners in rural and urban areas and farms.
    • Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) - The CREP program is a resource for those actively working the land to use to help meet their conservation goals, particularly those who currently till or graze land along rivers and streams. CREP is a joint effort between the Federal, State and County governments to complement working agriculture and the protection of Wisconsin’s soils and water resource.
    • Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants - New in 2015, grants will become available for farmer-led projects to protect water quality in Wisconsin. DATCP will administer the program and award grants for producer-led activities to reduce nonpoint source pollution in their watersheds.
    • Nutrient Management Farmer Education Grants - Grants awarded to local organizations to teach farmers to develop their own nutrient management plans.  Can be used in conjunction with the Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants.
    • Soil and Water Resource Management Grant (SWRM) - The SWRM program operates in cooperation with county land conservation committees, the Land and Water Conservation Board, the Department of Natural Resources, and other state and federal  agencies.  The grant program supports locally-led conservation efforts by awarding grants to counties to pay for conservation staff and provide landowner cost-sharing to install best management practices, conservation engineering certification and farmland preservation conservation compliance.
    • Miscellaneous Grant Opportunities for Producer Led Groups