Federal – Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG)

Federal – Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG)

Grants for Farms

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Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) – provides 50% matching grants to farmers for planning or working capital purposes to implement value-added ventures.

The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter value-added activities to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income.

You may receive priority if you are:

  • Beginning farmer or rancher.
  • Socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher.
  • Small or medium-sized farm.
  • Ranch structured as a family farm.
  • Farmer or rancher cooperative.
  • 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.


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