Deadline: Paper Application: July 1, 2016
USDA is now accepting applications for its Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG). The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based, value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the goals of this program.
Maximum Grant Amount: $75,000 for planning grants; $250,000 for working capital grants
Matching Funds Requirements: 50% of total project costs
For additional details and an application: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/value-added-producer-grants
Find additional grants and loans using ASAP’s Grants and Loans directory: http://asapconnections.org/category/grants-and-loans/