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2017 USDA Value-Added Producer Grants Available in California

Thursday, September 7, 2017  
Posted by: Kristy Nong
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USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps California’s ag producers increase income opportunities by developing or expanding markets for new or existing value-added products.

VAPG applications are now being accepted. Please visit the VAPG website, or the August 28, 2017 Federal Register notice for complete program details.

In addition, USDA Rural Development California staff will host a webinar on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 9:00am. Anyone interested in applying to the VAPG program is strongly encouraged to attend. Topics will include:

  • Who can apply and what are eligible program uses;
  • How to write a strong application;
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Please RSVP for the webinar to Greg York at (530) 792-5805.

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