The application period is open from September 1-30, 2022. Dairy Excellence Grant Applications (Fall 2022) 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: September 1-30, 2022. 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 invoices /expenses to the Center for reimbursement. Due to the Center by Feb. 28, 2023 2) 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 First Name* Producer's Last Name* Farm Name* Address* Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaAmerican SamoaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaGuamHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNorthern Mariana IslandsOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahU.S. Virgin IslandsVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code County* Email Address* Phone Number*Name of milk market or cooperative* Please provide the following data for the current month:Total cows lactating & dry* No. heifers 12mths or older* No. of heifers under 12mths* Operational information (check all that apply):* Tie stall Parlor Robotics Organic Grazing Our farm has a current Manure Management Plan or Nutrient Management Plan:* Yes No Our farm has a current Conservation Plan or Ag Erosion and Sediment Control Plan:* Yes No Our farm is compliant with National FARM Program or similar program:* Yes No Our farm has a Risk Management Plan or uses risk management tools to protect profit margins:* Yes No Our farm has a Biosecurity Plan:* 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):*What is your project?*How will this project benefit your farm?*What are your 2-5 year goals for your farm?*How does this project fit into your 2-5 year goals?*How much do you estimate your project will cost?*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 invoices /expenses to the Center for reimbursement -Invoices for allocated funds are due to the Center by Feb. 28, 2023 -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: Credit Card* Cardholder Name Card Details CAPTCHAPhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.