Value Added Producer Grants
Apply today for a USDA Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG). If you sell value-added products, you could receive up to $250,000 to support your business growth and expansion.
Apply now if you have...
A stable business
A clear vision of how you want to grow and what you need to accomplish to get there
A product that will bring in increased revenue once you add value to it
A connection to your target market and the proper scale to reach it
What You Need to Know
There are two types of VAPG grants: planning and working capital.
Planning Grants can be used for…
- marketing plans
- business plans
- feasibility studies
Maximum grant amount: $75,000
Working Capital Grants
- processing and production costs
- some inventory and salary expenses
- marketing and advertising costs
Maximum grant amount: $250,000
There is a 1:1 matching requirement for all funds awarded. The match can be cash or in-kind.
VAPG grants are highly competitive and it can take up to a year to complete the application.
Read the full grant description from the USDA
What You'll Get When You Work With Taste Profit
We help you figure out what you want to accomplish and how to market your value added product to get there.
We develop the creative aspects of your marketing such as branding, visual design, email copy, advertising, and more.
We help you with the technical aspects of marketing such as setting up a website, getting started on an email platform, etc.
Why Partner with Taste Profit to Plan Your Farm's Marketing Strategy
One on One Attention
We'll guide you through the process from market research to your complete action plan.
Understand your audience and how marketing will propel your business forward.
Access to Our Network
Benefit from our relationships with industry experts who can help take your farm even further.
How Taste Profit Can Help with Your VAPG Grant
- We'll walk you through a light planning process to assess which marketing services would be most strategic for your business.
- We'll write a letter of support to help you get the grant.
- We're ready and waiting to start work with you once you get the grant.