Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program in Oregon
The VAPG program provides 50-percent matching
grants to farmers, ranchers, foresters, and fishers for
either planning or working capital purposes to implement
value-added ventures, i.e. marketing or processing that
add value to the commodities they produce, as well as for
some types of on-farm renewable energy generation projects.
The goal of the program is to help agricultural producers
generate new products, expand market opportunities, and
increase their income from the commodities they produce.
USDA Rural Development is currently accepting VAPG applications.
Applications must be received by February 24, 2014. You must submit your application by February 24,2014 or it will not be considered for funding that may be announced in a subsequent notice. Paper applications must be postmarked and mailed, shipped or sent overnight by this date. You may also hand carry your application to one of our field offices, but it must be received by close of business on the deadline date. Electronic applications are permitted via http://www.grants.gov only, and must be received before midnight Eastern Time on this date. Late applicationsa are not eligible for grant funding under this Notice. Approximately $10.5 million in 2013 funding is available nationwide. Additional funds from the 2014 appropriations process will also be made availalbe to projects that apply under this funding Notice. Maximum grant awards have changed to $75,000 for Planning and $200,000 for Working Capital. Updated Application Tool Kits for both Planning and Working Capital projects have been posted below. (posted 11/25/2013)
Recorded Oregon VAPG Applicant Webinars and Materials NEW!
The Jan. 16 applicant webinar (Oregon) covering program purposes and priorities, eligibility, and use of funds has been recorded and can be viewed at https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=4ipw1m. (If you do not have Flash, you wil be prompted to install it before viewing.) For additional instructions on playback, click here: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/help/ArchivePlaybackInfo.html. To download the PowerPoint presentation only (without the recorded audio and interactive webinar content), click here: OR VAPG Webinar - January 16 (PPT 1.53 MB)
The Jan. 17 applicant webinar (Oregon) covering the application template, forms, and scoring criteria has been recorded and can be viewed at https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=2216o7. (If you do not have Flash, you wil be prompted to install it before viewing.) For additional instructions on playback, click here: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/help/ArchivePlaybackInfo.html.
Application Information & Tools
Reimbursement Request forms specific to VAPG
Martin Zone, VAPG Coordinator
Business & Cooperative Program Director
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