The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives is pleased to invite proposals to receive $5,000-$25,000 to fund development of Wisconsin-based cooperatives or cooperative groups (e.g. associations, networks, informal collaborations) in the following areas:
- Forest management
- Forest-related products
- Biomass energy
- Forest-owner policy initiatives
- Support for existing forestry cooperatives or associations
Applicants must be a non-profit or cooperative organization to apply and will be required to match at least 50% of the grant funds received. Please note that in previous years UW/County Extension offices were encouraged to apply. Given the reorganization of UW Extension within UW-Madison, we can no longer award grant funds to UW/County Extension. However, Extension offices and agents can be partners on projects and otherwise support other types of applicants.
Please direct grant related questions to Kelly Maynard, firstname.lastname@example.org or Courtney Berner, email@example.com. To apply, please send a description of your proposed project (2 to 4 pages) and letters of commitment from individuals or organizations providing in-kind match to Kelly Maynard, University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are due by February 12, 2021.