According to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition:
[The] U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development retroactively announced that the deadline for applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program would be extended by two weeks in order to incorporate a change from the recently enacted 2014 Farm Bill.
Coming over one month from the original February 24 deadline for VAPG applications, the announcement allows the incorporation of a new priority category for veteran farmers and ranchers. Applicants who filed proposals by February 24 may now refile their applications if the new veteran priority applies to their proposal.
Amended proposals are due by April 8.
To learn more about the VAPG grant visit NSAC’s post: Value-Added Producer Grant Program Deadline Extended; Veteran Priority Added