$31 Million AVAILABLE in funding for ranchers and Farmers across America!

The Value Added Producer Grant program helps agricultural producers enter into value added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based, value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the goals of this program. 

Funding Overview

Program Funding: Approximately $31 million in total available funding.

Maximum Grant Amount: Planning Grants up to $75,000; Working Capital Grants up to $250,000.

Matching Funds Requirements: Cost share match requirement of 100 percent of the grant amount required for all applications.

Eligible Applicants 

  • Independent producers
  • Agricultural producer groups
  • Farmer- or rancher-cooperatives
  • Majority-controlled producer-based business ventures
You may receive priority if you are:
  • Beginning farmer or rancher
  • Socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher
  • Small or medium-sized farm
  • Ranch structured as a family farm
  • Farmer or rancher cooperative
  • Proposing a mid-tier value chain

Eligible Activities

Grant and matching funds can be used for planning activities or for working capital expenses related to producing and marketing a value-added agricultural product. Examples of planning activities include conducting feasibility studies and developing business plans for processing and marketing the proposed value-added product.

Examples of working capital expenses include:

  • Processing costs
  • Marketing and advertising expenses
  • Some inventory and salary expenses


May 11, 2023

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