Applications Now Being Accepted! The USDA announced $18 million available for the 2017 Value Added Producer Grant. Read the Notice of Funds Available, published in the Federal Register August 29, 2017.
Contact the USDA Rural Development (RD) office in your state - The most recent information on funding availability and applications is available through your state USDA RD Office. If requested, each office will conduct a preliminary review of any application completed in that state.
AgMRC has resources for your grant writing needs:
Grant Opportunities and Information - Understanding grant opportunities
How to Use Grants - Eighteen key points in effectively using grants
Introduction to Grant Writing - How to get started writing your grant
Value-added Agricultural Consultants and Service Providers - List of specialists who have registered on the site to assist in developing or expanding a value-added business
Value Added Reports and Resources
Keep up-to-date on your value added business industry with these great resources from the USDA!
- National Retail Report - Specialty Crops
- National Retail Report - Local and Organic
- National Retail Activity Reports