The Livestock Loss Board has $80,000 available for wolf only loss prevention projects. Applications are available on the Livestock Loss Board website or by calling the office. The deadline for applications is June 30th, 2020. The grant period for wolf only projects is from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
All projects must be for loss prevention for the following animals: cattle, sheep, horses, mules, goats, swine or llamas. Other animals such as chickens or bison are not eligible for loss prevention grant funds. Agricultural crop damage prevention is not covered by the board.
There is a 50-50 match requirement for all grants. This can be in the form of cash, in-kind work or a combination of both. None of the required match can include anything producers are already receiving from federal sources. Up to ten percent of the total applied for may include administrative costs. They ask producers to be specific in all aspects in your description of the grant. Keep in mind that if an excessive value is listed for these costs, the board may reject the administrative costs for matching values.
Limited money will be available for grizzly bear loss prevention projects but the board will not know how much money is available for grizzly loss prevention grants until mid-July. Those forms will be reviewed separately.
For any questions contact the Montana Livestock Loss Board at 406-444-5609.
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