Value-Added Producer Grant


Funding Opportunity ID:330689
Opportunity Number:RDBCP-VAPG-2021
Opportunity Title:Value-Added Producer Grant
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Agriculture
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):10.352
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Independent ProducersAgricultural Producer Groups Farmer or Rancher Cooperatives, or Majority-Controlled Producer-Based Business
Agency Code:USDA-rbcs
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
Business and Cooperative Programs
Posted Date:Jan 05, 2021
Close Date:Mar 16, 2021
Last Updated Date:Jan 05, 2021
Award Ceiling:$250,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$33,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:300
Description:The objective of this grant program is to assist viable Independent Producers, Agricultural Producer Groups, Farmer and Rancher Cooperatives, and Majority-Controlled Producer-Based Businesses in starting or expanding value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of Value-Added Agricultural Products. Grants will be awarded competitively for either planning or working capital projects directly related to the processing and/or marketing of value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the end goals of the program. All proposals must demonstrate economic viability and sustainability to compete for funding.

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