Livestock Management Facilities Grant Program


The Livestock Management Facilities Grant Program consists of three financial assistance programs: Swine Depopulation Program, Agriculture Business Interruption Program and Meat and Poultry Capacity Program. These three programs are intended to support the economic health of livestock owners and producers who experienced market disruptions due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and expand capacity for small meat and poultry processing and/or slaughter facilities. Applicants are only eligible to apply for one of the Livestock Management Facilities Programs. Application period closes October 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST and will only be accepted through on-line application. 

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 All questions can be submitted to A link to Frequently Asked Questions is below.



Swine Depopulation Program

Applicants include a livestock owner or producer that experienced financial loss as the result of a Depopulation and Disposal Event that occurred on or after April 15, 2020.


Agriculture Business Interruption Program

Applicants must be a livestock owner or producer that experienced monetary losses and expenses associated with the holding of livestock through the period of market disruption. Eligible loses and expenses are those incurred between April 15 and May 15, 2020.


Meat and Poultry Capacity Program

Applicant must be an USDA licensed, state licensed or custom exempt slaughter and/or processing facility; OR a slaughter and/or processing facility that submitted an application for licensure to the USDA or State prior to the Meat and Poultry Capacity Program application deadline. The applicant must employ no more than 60 total employees, and the facility must be located in the State of Illinois. Eligible expenses for reimbursement must be incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.


   Livestock Management Facilities Grant Program Rules.pdf

     (Note: Please see Subpart D for the Livestock Management Facilities Grant Program)

          Livestock Management Facilities Grant Program FAQs.pdf (updated 10-8-2020)