Richard A. Barber Company

Value Added Producer Grants

About VAPG

What is a VAPG?

The Value Added Producer Grant, or VAPG for short, is a USDA government grant that award recipients up to $250,000 in funding that can be used to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and can help increase producer income.

The VAPG helps agricultural producers participate in value-added activities that include processing and marketing agricultural products.  Eligible applicants include independent producers, agricultural producer groups, farmer- or rancher-cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer based business ventures.

Key Benefits and Points

The VAPG program has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars since 2001.

No Upfront Costs

There are no out-of-pocket expenses for you for the entire grant writing process. You will receive full service support without the upfront expenses.

Full Service

Our team has years of experience and we are able to provide assistance in all areas pertaining to your grant application including document procurement and required letters of support.

Grant Bonus Points

You may qualify for priority points if you have farmed for less than 10 years, are not majority by white males, have less than $1 million in average income, if your owners are part of the same family, or if you are selling to a local market.

Business Development

We employ some of the best consultants with a combination of over 50 years of experience with the VAPG program that are versed in agricultural businesses and associated economic drivers. Our team can help provide valuable direction for your product development and market expansion.

Have a Grant Expert Contact You

If you would like some additional information or want to schedule a quick chat please contact us.