USDA Value Added Producer Grant Program
The USDA Value-Added Producer Grant program is a competitive grants program administered by USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service that makes funds available to help producers enter into value-added activities. The program is administered through State USDA Rural Development offices.
Individual producers, cooperatives, farm alliances and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures are encouraged to apply. Grants are awarded for both the marketing and processing of an agricultural product.
In the last 7 years Westar Trade Resources has assisted 21 companies to submit proposals to the USDA VAPG program, and 19 companies were awarded grants for a total of $3,085,305.