Program Name: Value-Added Producer Grants
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-403-6200
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: Independent producers, farmer and rancher cooperatives, producer groups, and majority-controlled, producer-based business ventures. Terms and Conditions: Maximum planning grant is $75,000; maximum working capital grant is $250,000
Application Deadline: Annual deadline; FY 2024 – Electronic apps: April 11 & paper apps: postmarked by April 16
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
Grant and matching funds can be used for planning activities, or working capital expenses related to producing and marketing a value-added agricultural product. Examples include conducting feasibility studies, developing business plans, offsetting processing costs, handling marketing, advertising expenses, and paying certain inventory and salary expenses.