Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) has announced a grant funding opportunity to encourage Maryland’s agricultural producers to engage in value-added activities and pursue financial support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Value Added Producer Grants Program (USDA-VAPG). MARBIDCO is making available Maryland Value Added Producer Matching Grants (MVAPMG) of 15% of the amount of a USDA-VAPG award, to help an eligible applicant meet the one-for-one non-federal financial matching requirement. Matching grants are capped at $25,000. A MVAPMG monetary award from MARBIDCO will only be provided to an applicant that is selected to receive USDA-VAPG funding.
MARBIDCO’s deadline to apply is February 20, 2020.