The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income. You may receive priority if you are a beginning farmer or rancher, a socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher, a small or medium-sized farm or ranch structured as a family farm, a farmer or rancher cooperative or are proposing a mid-tier value chain.
Maximum grant amount: Planning Grants $75,000; Working Capital Grants: $250,000.
Matching funds requirement: 50 percent of total project costs.
Application deadline: March 10, 2020. See application information here.