If you are looking to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income, we have the workshop for you!
On Tuesday, January 26, you can join USDA Rural Development, Georgia Department of Agriculture, FoodService Partners, and Georgia Small Business Center along with private grant writers to learn more about the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant.
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.
Grants are awarded through a national competition. Each fiscal year, applications are requested through a notice published in the Federal Register and through an announcement posted on Grants.gov.
Program Funding: $33 million and any additional FY 2021 funding that becomes available.
Maximum Grant Amount: Planning Grants $75,000; Working Capital Grants: $250,000.