Skip to Content

You are here

Value-Added Producer Grant Program

The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program provides planning grants of up to $100,000 and working capital grants of up to $300,000 to agricultural producers so they can enhance their raw products into marketable goods and biobased value-added products.

The program awards planning and working capital grants for the following:

• specialty meats
• fruits and vegetables
• dairy products
• forest products
• biobased products
• renewable energy projects

Eligible applicants include the following:

• independent producers
• agricultural producer groups
• farmer or rancher cooperatives
• majority-controlled producer-based business ventures

Beginning farmers or ranchers, a socially-disadvantaged farmers or ranchers, small or medium-sized farms or ranches structured as a family farm, farmers or ranchers cooperative may receive priority.

Visit this web site to find contact information for a Rural Development Office near you: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/StateOfficeAddresses.html.

Click here to suggest additional keyword tags

Related Content

Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant
The Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant (SSDPG) program provides grants of up to $200,000 to businesses that provide technical assistance...
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant Program
The REAP Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $100,000 to entities that will conduct...
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Feasibility Study Grants
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants of up to $50,000 to agricultural producers and small businesses located in rural areas ...
USDA Small Business Innovation Research Grant Program for Animal Production and Protection
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes competitively awarded grants to...
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Grants
The REAP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvement grant program provides grants of up to $500,000 to agriculture producers and small...