Heads up all farmers as there is about 37 million dollars in grant money up for the taking. This guide has tips on VAPG to gauge whether this grant is a good fit for the producers along with the 2018 changes in the farm bill. The deadline for this grant is March 20,2020. This money can be used for your business and marketing plans, studies and as working capitol. Stay tuned as there are additional funds coming up that you can tap into.
- The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has updated their guide to help farmers apply for the Value Added Producer Grant Program.
- This program is highly competitive and the application process is very complex. Up to 250,000 dollars is offered for working-capital grants.
- The NSAC is working on getting more funds for the VAPG to help local farmers all around the world.
“To ensure a strong and diverse applicant pool, NSAC encourages all interested farmers, ranchers, fisherman, and food entrepreneurs to apply – particularly those from historically underserved communities.”