United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development
04/29/21 - Midnight Electronic Receipt via Grants.gov; or Paper applications postmarked or received by COB by 05/04/21.
Grants to USA and territories agricultural producers, groups, and other eligible businesses for activities to expand the agricultural market. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to assist agricultural producers to enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of new products.
Applicants may receive priority if they are a beginning farmer or rancher, a socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher, a small or medium-sized farm or ranch structured as a family farm, a farmer or rancher cooperative, or are proposing a mid-tier value chain.
Grant and matching funds can be used for planning activities or for working capital expenses related to producing and marketing a value-added agricultural product. Examples of planning activities include conducting feasibility studies and developing business plans for processing and marketing the proposed value-added product. Examples of working capital expenses include:
For details on Project Eligibility, see: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-12-21/pdf/2020-27986.pdf#page=3
GrantWatch ID#: 172471
Maximum Grant Amount: Planning Grants $75,000; Working Capital Grants: $250,000.
Project Period: Up to 36 months depending on the complexity of the project.
Anticipated Award Date: September 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
This program is administered by the State Office. State Office contact information may be found here: https://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices
Program Management Division
Rural BusinessCooperative Service
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Mail Stop 3226, Room 5801–
Washington, DC 20250–3226
Phone (202) 720–1400
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