Governor Northam Announces New Grant Program Supporting Local Food and Farming Infrastructure

A new grant program was designed to support local food systems for small-scale agricultural producers, farmers markets, and food hubs. It is a new component of the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund.

Applications for these grants can be submitted October 1st through November 15th . Final award announcements will be made no later than December 31, 2021.

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Gov. Northam allocates $6.3 million for 15 projects

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Gov. Northam announced an allocation of more than $6.3 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia grants.

The monies will help the Commonwealth continue addressing the economic impact of the pandemic.

The funding is set to support 15 projects in the state.

Those projects include $821,000 to be shared by Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren and Rockingham Counties to advance 6 sites for new or expanding businesses.

Over $60,000 will be shared between Page with the cities of Harrisonburg and Roanoke to support farmers, local producers and distributors impacted by COVID-19.

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