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Category: Value-Added Producer Grant


The purpose of the Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program is to help U.S. agricultural producers enter into value-added activities.  Awards may be made for either economic planning or working capital activities related to the processing and/or marketing of valued-added agricultural products.  The maximum grant amount for a planning grant is $75,000 and the maximum grant amount for a working capital grant is $250,000.  Please see for the Notice of Funding Availability (NOSA) published August 29 , 2017 in the Federal Register.

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