Agriculture & Forestry Development
The goal of the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID) Planning Grant program is to support Virginia agriculture and forestry by:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, VDACS is offering expedited review and award of applications addressing the unique problems created by this public health crisis, especially the loss of market access for farmers selling direct to customers and restaurants. Such initiatives could include:
Newly revised Program Guidelines broaden what can be supported, better leverage existing resources, and lower local match requirements, especially for economically distressed communities.
Planning Grant awards may also promote or support agriculture and forestry through one or more of the following activities:
Interested localities should contact the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for more information.
AFID Planning Grant Budget Form (xlsx)
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