Dairy Excellence Grant Applications (2020-21) Completed applications include a $100 application fee. After completing this form, you can submit the application fee online below or mail to: Center for Dairy Excellence | Attn: Melissa Anderson | 1140 Mountain View Road, Shermans Dale, PA 17090 *Note: Program support is made possible through Ag Excellence funding provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All funding is subject to release of the current fiscal year funds. You will be notified of acceptance in the program upon receipt of this application and application fee. Application period runs: March 1—March 31, 2021. This is a competitive grant, so winning grant award recipients will be notified by April 25, 2021, with expenses/invoices due by June 30, 2021. Application fees will be refunded to those who are not awarded grants. In exchange for the allocation of funding and support, farms accepted as a Dairy Excellence Grant Team will be expected to do the following: 1) Provide cost of production 2) Provide invoices /expenses to the Center for reimbursement. Due to the Center by June 30, 2021 3) A W9 must be provided to the Center before any expenses will be reimbursed. Qualifying projects would include anything related to improving dairy farm efficiency, cow comfort, milking facilities, housing facilities, or feeding system. The project should be focused on improving milk production per cow and/or enhancing overall farm profitability and/or efficiency. Grant funding will be a 50 percent match, up to a maximum limit matching level of $5,000.Producer's Name*Farm Name*Address* Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code County*Email Address* Phone Number*Please provide the following data for the current month:Total cows lactating & dry*No. heifers 12mths or older*No. of heifers under 12mths*Daily pounds of milk per cow*SCC*BF%*Protein%*No. of acres cropped*Herd DHIA*RAC Code*Operational information (check all that apply):* Tie stall Parlor Robotics Organic Grazing Cost of Production (list per hundredweight COP)*Our farm has a current Manure Management Plan or Nutrient Management Plan (List Date):*Our farm has a current Conservation Plan or Ag Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (List Date):*Our farm is compliant with National FARM Program or similar program:* Yes No Our farm has a management or advisory team:* Yes No List TWO consultants/advisors with phone number and email address that work with the farm (ex. Nutritionist, Accountant, Veterinarian):*Please provide a brief description of what improvements or modernizations you will do with the grant funds.*How will this improvement or modernization enhance dairy efficiency on the farm?*How will this enhance your farm’s cow comfort and overall efficiency?*Signature/Consent* I agree to the following requirements.In exchange for the allocation of funding and support, farms accepted as a Dairy Excellence Grant Team will be expected to do the following: -Provide cost of production, invoices /expenses to the Center for reimbursement -Invoices for allocated funds are due to the Center by June 30, 2021 -A W9 must be provided to the Center before any expenses will be reimbursedMailing A Check I would like to mail a check Team Program Grant Application Fee* Price: $100.00 Credit Card* Card Details Cardholder Name CAPTCHAEmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.