Develop innovative approaches to manure storage, stacking, or conservation equipment-sharing that increases and identifies economic and environmental benefits of such practices.
Increase voluntary producer and agribusiness participation in a watershed through education and outreach activities such as hosting conferences, workshops, or field days.
Collaborate with partners for on-farm research that identifies economic and environmental benefits and opportunities of utilizing various conservation practices or strategies.
Complete cost-effective edge-of-field and in-stream water quality monitoring.
Perform farm assessments to evaluate farm, manure, and nutrient management practices and identify solutions to resource concerns.
Other activities deemed by the department as consistent with the purpose of s. 93.59
ATCP 52.04 History
History: CR 16-049: cr. Register May 2017 No. 737, eff. 6-1-17; correction in (2), (4), (6) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2017 No. 737. ATCP 52.05
ATCP 52.05 Permitted use of grant funds.
Permitted uses for grant funds include the following:
Development of work plan, mission development, goal setting, and learning days to have experts discuss related topics or development of incentive program.
Incentive payments for conservation practices such as soil testing and cover crop seed.
Field days, workshops and conferences including facility rentals, meals, and expenses directly related to hosting the event.
Personnel for coordinator role including expenses for salaries and wages, contract and consulting services, and mileage at allowable state rates. The maximum amount for any type of labor expense is $25 per hour.
Mailings, creation of marketing and outreach brochures, handouts, newsletters, or factsheets.
Materials and supplies directly associated with the project.
Incentive payments for equipment rentals of innovative technologies used or shared by all farmers within the producer led group, for example covering costs for renting a low-disturbance manure injector or no-till drill.
Rental costs for equipment directly associated with research projects, if pre-approved by project manager.
Cost-effective edge-of-field and water quality monitoring.
Farm assessments to identify and evaluate potential or existing resource concerns, nutrient management implementation and other water quality practices.
Other costs deemed by the department as consistent with the purpose of s. 93.59
ATCP 52.05 History
History: CR 16-049: cr. Register May 2017 No. 737, eff. 6-1-17; correction in (1), (4), (5) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2017 No. 737. ATCP 52.06
ATCP 52.06 Prohibited uses of grant funds.
Grant funds may not be used for any of the following:
Rent or contract payments for time periods extending beyond the term of the grant contract.
Administrative or overhead costs that are not specifically requested as costs of the grant project.
Costs associated with individual farm compliance issues.
ATCP 52.06 History
History: CR 16-049: cr. Register May 2017 No. 737, eff. 6-1-17. ATCP 52.07(1)
A successful grant applicant shall enter into a contract with the department before any grant money is distributed to the applicant. No funding commitment is final until the contract is executed.
(2) Contract provisions.
A grant contract shall be reasonably designed to ensure that the grant recipient carries out the recipient's obligations with respect to the grant. The contract shall be signed by an authorized department official and by the applicant. The parties may amend the contract by mutual written consent.
(3) Breach of contract.
The department may void a contract and seek return of any funds released under the contract for failure by the award recipient to perform the recipient's obligations under the contract.
Every contract shall set forth a schedule of progress reports and payments. A grant recipient shall provide the department with a final progress report. Reimbursement payments shall be conditioned upon the receipt of reimbursement requests, related documents and reports, as provided in the contract.
ATCP 52.07 History
History: CR 16-049: cr. Register May 2017 No. 737, eff. 6-1-17; correction in (4) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2017 No. 737.