Continuing a program that has proven successful in recent years, the American Sheep Industry Association will once again offer grants to developing shearers. Experienced shearers are also eligible to apply for mentoring grants.
Due to the growing demand for shearers in the United States, the ASI Wool Council has chosen to continue offering the grant program to develop new American shearers. The program will help support developing shearers with a $1,500 grant – $500 up front and $1,000 when they’ve completed program requirements – as they increase the quality of their shearing and their ability to shear additional sheep per day, thus working to build their income and longevity in the industry.
Mentor shearers can apply for a $1,500 grant – payable once program requirements have been met – to incentivize their ability to assist up-and-coming shearers involved in the grant.
Applications are due by Jan. 1, 2024.