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Webinar: Get a Value-Added Producer Grant Funded

01/16/20, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Join Ellen Rawley, in this 40-minute free webinar, to hear her strategies for writing successfully funded grant applications. She'll cover topics such as :
  • Why 32% of applications were rejected in the last grant cycle and her tips on how to avoid having your project cut
  • How best to tackle the application to save you time and frustration
  • Successfully organizing your budget
  • How to get stellar letters of support
  • What to do first so you don't lose your opportunity to apply
The Value Added Producer Grant, a program of the USDA AMS, provides matching funds for things like ingredient and packaging costs, advertising costs, design expenses, and marketing programs. Beyond just products that are a change in physical state (think strawberries you grow made into jam), the grant can help fund products with other value-added markers like marketing as organic or local. Applications for this next grant cycle are due in March and details on whether or not you are eligible can be found on the USDA RD website.
Ellen Rawley, founder of http://EllenRawley.com, provides custom product development, launch consulting, and compliance services for place-based brands.


Ellen Rawley