New Funding Opportunity - Risk Management For Meat and Poultry Processing

November 29, 2022

The North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center,, in conjunction with the Northeast, Southern, and Western Centers announces a competitive funding opportunity for educational projects designed to help workers and producers in the meat and poultry processing sector across the farm, processing and distribution levels to manage risk and enhance their performance and viability.  Projects shall provide education and training for meat and poultry producers, processors, and distributors, which in turn will enable small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to make sound risk management decisions.


All applications are due by 5 PM, CDT, Thursday, January 26, 2023.

Funding/Awards: Proposed projects shall not exceed $150,000 and shall have a 2-year (24 months) period of performance from June 2023 through May 2025.

Eligibility: This announcement seeks applications from qualified public and private groups, organizations, and institutions including educational institutions, farm organizations, meat and poultry organizations, lenders, consultants, and other risk management education providers with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver outcome-based risk management education programs. The North Central Center serves Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Application Information: The complete Request for Applications and details on how to apply can be found on the North Central Center’s website under "Funding", by selecting "Meat and Poultry Processing RFA" from the dropdown menu.  All applications must be submitted online through the Results Verification System (RVS). There are application resources within the RVS system to help guide you through the application process.

The ERME Centers will conduct an Applicant Webinar covering this funding opportunity; more information will be forthcoming.

Questions or comments regarding the RFA may be directed to Brad Lubben (402-472-2235, or Christine Lockert (402-472-2039,