2015 Value Added Producer Grant Application Period Open

The United States Department of Agriculture has released the Notice of Funding Availability for the Value Added Producer Grant, with a total of $30 million available nationally to support agricultural producers entering into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of value-added products.

The Value Added Producer Grant aims to help individual farmers and ranchers, agricultural cooperatives, and agricultural producer groups expand value-added activities. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the end goals of this program.

Under the announcement, applicants can apply for up to $250,000 to support direct marketing opportunities and up to $75,000 for marketing planning projects. All grant funding must be matched dollar for dollar. Applications will be due the first week of July.

Morrison has reached maximum capacity for the number of clients we can serve for this funding round, but we are currently accepting clients for our waiting list. Please feel free to contact the Morrison Grants Team by email at grants@morrisonco.net or call us at 530-893-4764 if you have any questions about the VAPG program.


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