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USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Program Clarifications

The USDA sent out administrative notice (AN) 4803 and 4802 dated May 17th to their state Rural Development offices regarding the Value-Added Producre Grant (VAPG) program.  An administrative notice provides clarification to the program’s regulations .  These two AN’s provide guidance on an important scoring criterion and on submission of multiple applications.  These guidances are too long to post here.  Please contact your state’s USDA Rural Development office or MFAI’s Grants Advisor, Deirdre Birmingham, at deirdreb4@gmail.com for the ANs to be forwarded to you.  Deirdre is also happy to help you complete a VAPG application, which must be postmarked by 1st of July to be considered.