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Value Added Producer Grant Program is closed for 2022.

But now is the time to prepare for the next round.
Learn more here.
Typically the program does not change substantially year to year. Watch the 2022 instructional, step-by-step video.

The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase producer income.

You may receive priority if you are a beginning farmer or rancher, a socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher, a small or medium-sized farm or ranch structured as a family farm, a farmer or rancher cooperative or are proposing a mid-tier value chain.

Find your local Rural Development Business Specialist to help you with your application here.

POC in Pennsylvania: Karen Kuhns
Area Specialist| Rural Business and Cooperative Programs Division
Westmoreland Area Office, Rural Development
United States Department of Agriculture

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