USDA Rural Development’s Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) is accepting applications for efforts aimed at expanding value added production. The two types of grants are Planning (up to $75,000) and Implementation (up to $250,000). The application deadline is June 24th for e-applications and July 1st paper applications. There is $44 million in available funding.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council hosted a webinar in conjunction with USDA Rural Development on VAPG that is now available online viewing.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council is offering a series of webinars on topics related to Indian agriculture. All webinar recordings are posted on the “IndianAg” YouTube channel. To date, most topics have focused on USDA programs, with USDA program staff covering the essentials of major assistance programs. Additional topics will be added in the near future. Comment below if there are topics you’d like to learn more about.
The Value Added Producer Grant will be covered on June 4, 2015 at 2:00pm CDT. Check flyer below for access information.
USDA’s Rural Development has $30 million in funding available through its Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) for efforts assisting farmers, ranchers, and food entrepreneurs in adding value to their raw agricultural products. The electronic submission date through grants.gov is July 2, 2015 and the paper submittal deadline is July 7th.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council will be hosting a national webinar on the VAPG program in conjunction with Rural Development staff in the next couple weeks. Recorded webinars on other topics are available on the IAC “IndianAg” YouTube channel.