Gov. Tony Evers announced the creation of the Meat and Poultry Supply Chain Resiliency Grant in May 2022, investing up to $10 million in the program to continue to grow Wisconsin's meat processing industry and improve the long-term viability of the state's livestock industry.
Funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Wisconsin meat processors applied for grants of up to $150,000. Processors were required to provide a match of 100 percent of the grant amount, and grants were awarded through a competitive selection process.
On October 12, 2022, Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), announced that 91 meat processors were selected to receive a total of $10 million in Meat and Poultry Supply Chain Resiliency Grants.
Three Kewaunee County meat processors were selected for funding out of the 99 applications DATCP received:
- Otto’s Meats N5674 Adams St. Luxemburg, WI.
- Paulie's Chop Shop, Inc. E0267 Highway 54, Luxemburg, WI.
- Salmon's Meat Products 107 4th St. Luxemburg, WI
More about the grant and the complete list of grant recipients can be found here.