The Livestock Conservancy is now accepting applications for the Heritage Livestock Microgrant program! Submit your microgrant for one of the following two categories before August 16, 2020:
An additional category of Microgrant will be available to address emergency needs that may not be covered by the National and Youth grants. There is currently no deadline for applications and they will be made available as funding allows.
For full consideration, applicants must:
How can the grant be spent?
Suitable uses of grant funds include the purchase, production, and marketing of heritage breed animals and their products, as well as agri-tourism and product marketing using heritage breeds. Examples of expenditures include, but are not limited to, the purchase of livestock or poultry, producer training programs, fencing, facilities, supplies, and specialized equipment. Funds must be used as stated in the applicant’s proposal and may not be used for wages or compensation for individuals. The use of funds inconsistent with the proposal will result in forfeiture of the award and repayment of funds. Receipts for purchases will be required for reimbursement; microgrant recipients may also request purchases be made directly by the Livestock Conservancy. Farmers have one year to use their microgrant funds.
How much is awarded? Microgrants are awarded from $500 to $2,000.
When are the next applications due?
Applications are currently open for the next round of awards. The deadline for submission to the National Microgrant and Youth Microgrant is August 16, 2020. There is currently no deadline for Emergency Response Fund grants.
Where to submit applications:
Electronic applications may be submitted using the link at the top of this page. Applicants will need to register for an account within this microgrants system. Note this is NOT connected to a Livestock Conservancy membership account. This is a new account just for submitting microgrant applications.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 542-5704 with questions.
A paper copy of the application for those without online access may be requested at:
The Livestock Conservancy
P.O. Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Paper applications should be submitted to the mailing address above.
Current employees and Directors of The Livestock Conservancy and their spouses are not eligible for the microgrants program, nor may they be used for letters of recommendation. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
Start planning your project to save rare and endangered livestock breeds from extinction! And check back later this year for the next application.
If you would like to help fund microgrants or other initiatives, please contact The Livestock Conservancy at (919) 542-5704 or at info@LivestockConservancy.org.