Description: Producers interested in innovating and adding value to their products or expanding their markets should consider a Value Added Producer Grant. Farmers can apply for planning grants to research the feasibility of a value-add innovation or for working capital grants to fund the processing or marketing of their value-improved product. Every grant requires a 1:1 match of non-federal funding identified at the time of application, and up to 25% of matching costs can be accounted for through the producer’s own project involvement (NSAC, USDA Rural Development).
Type of funding: Grant
Type of application: Narrative
Program focus area: Business/Marketing
Maximum award amount: $75,000 for planning grants; $250,000 for working capital grants
Average award amount: Information not currently available
Duration: Information not currently available
Deadline to apply: Spring
Application acceptance rate: Information not currently available
How to apply: If you’re interested in this program, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or set up some time with us during our free office hours to discuss next steps.