USDA Announces $19M in VAPG Funds

USDA Rural Development has announced $19 million is available in FY2021 for the Value Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG) that 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.

The deadline for submitting an application to the competitive grant program in March 22, 2021. More details about the program and funding announcement can be found at…/value-added-producer-grants…

If you are a producer and interested in pursuing VAPG funding and have questions about the application process, contact VA FAIRS- Foundation For Agriculture, Innovation & Rural Sustainability at

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