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Livestock Conservancy Heritage Livestock Microgrant Program

The Livestock Conservancy

Closed August 19, 2022


About

  • National Microgrants: This program provides funding for residents and organizations of the U.S. working with livestock and poultry breeds listed on the Conservation Priority List. Support will be provided through this competitive program for a variety of farm-related operations, including, but not limited to, livestock, poultry, processing, milk, meat and egg production and sales, agri-tourism, wool milling, promotions and marketing. Awards typically range from $500 - $2,000, at the discretion of The Livestock Conservancy.

  • Youth Microgrants: This U.S.-based program provides funding for youth projects for individuals 8-18 years of age and are actively working with breeds listed on the Conservation Priority List. Support will be provided through this competitive program for a variety of farm-related operations, including, but not limited to, livestock, poultry, processing, milk, meat and egg production and sales, agri-tourism, wool milling, promotions and marketing. Awards typically range from $500 - $2,000, at the discretion of The Livestock Conservancy.

  • Premier 1 Microgrant s: This program provides funding for residents and organizations of the U.S. working with livestock and poultry breeds listed on The Livestock Conservancy's Conservation Priority List. Support will be provided for fencing products available through Premier 1 Supplies. Awards typically range from $500 - $2,000, at the discretion of The Livestock Conservancy.

  • NEW for 2022 Breed Association Microgrants: This program is open to U.S. based associations and clubs working with breeds listed on The Livestock Conservancy’s Conservation Priority List. Funds are intended to help associations and clubs improve services for their membership and conservation of their breeds. Applicant organizations must be in existence for a minimum of three years, meet their state’s requirements for operating as a business or corporation, be incorporated (no Sole Proprietors or Partnerships), and have board approval to pursue the project. Suitable expenditures of Breed Association Microgrants include, but are not limited to, marketing materials, website improvements, gene banking, software, educational events, developing strategic plans, DNA studies, flock or herd rescues.


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Eligibility

For full consideration, applicants must:

  1. Work with livestock, poultry, or products from animals on The Livestock Conservancy’s Conservation Priority List of heritage breeds, which can be viewed online at livestockconservancy.org.

  2. Complete the application, including a detailed plan for the use of the grant funds, a clear timeline for achieving proposed goals, a summary of how the project will impact both the breed and other producers, and a strategy for how you will evaluate success.

  3. Include two letters of recommendation from a professional relationship or educator. If the applicant is under 18, a letter of support from a parent or guardian is also required. These can be attached within the online application as a PDF, MS Word, or JPEG file. Letters may not be requested of or provided by current staff or board members of The Livestock Conservancy.

  4. Microgrant recipients are required to submit a written report on the use and impact of the microgrant funds within one year of accepting the award.

  5. Special consideration will be given to farmers who are active members of their breed association, as well as those farmers who will represent The Livestock Conservancy at local events by displaying heritage animals during the year following receipt of the microgrant.


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Details

Release Date

June 27, 2022

Deadline

August 19, 2022

Organization

The Livestock Conservancy

Financial Instrument

Grant

Image Credit

Kiki Falconer


Updated July 28, 2022

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