USDA Value-Added Producer Grants – due June 24

Posted on May 23, 2016 // view all Grants & Loans

Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) help 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. Grants may be used to develop new products or to create additional uses for existing ones. Priority for these grants may be given to veterans, members of socially disadvantaged groups, beginning farmers and ranchers, and operators of small- and medium-sized family farms and ranches.

The deadline for applications is June 24th.
VAPG grant applications are available at


Farmers’ Guide to Applying for the Value-Added Producer Grant Program

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has released an updated version of their Farmers’ Guide to Applying for the Value-Added Producer Grant Program. This annual resource walks farmers through the program’s application requirements, including a step-by-step description of the application and ranking processes.

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