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News
May 8, 2009
by WLJ

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The American Lamb Board announces the second round of the 2009 cooperative funding

The American Lamb Board (ALB) is now soliciting the second round of cooperative funding programs.

The Matching Grant Program and The Supplier Cooperative Funding Program were designed to leverage funds to further promote American Lamb. The Industry Matching Grant Program has $20,000 available to fund projects and activities that promote American Lamb. The American Lamb Board strongly encourages collaborative partnerships between suppliers, first handlers, retailers, festivals, researchers, foodservice operators, etc. All projects require a $1 for $1 cash match. The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2009. The Supplier Cooperative Funding Program has $30,000 available for American Lamb Suppliers to promote American Lamb products in the retail and/or foodservice sector. The funds are intended for suppliers to cost share marketing American Lamb through retail or foodservice promotions. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1, 2009. The applications can be downloaded at www.lamb checkoff.com. For more information, contact the ALB office at 866/327-5262. — WLJ

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