USDA Announces $2 Million in Grants Available to Support the Sheep Industry

April 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced $2 million in competitive grant funding is available for the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP). This program supports USDA’s efforts to strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States through the improvement of infrastructure, business, and resource development, and the development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs.

SPMGP seeks to develop solutions for practical problems on a national basis and address the needs of the entire sheep industry, while focusing on the measurable benefits for sheep producers, encouraging partnerships among other sheep industry organizations, and reducing duplication of effort among participating organizations.

Applications must be submitted electronically through by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 24. For more information about grant eligibility and previously funded projects, visit the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program website or contact

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