Notice: Appalachian Grown Cost Share funds have been expended for 2017. Check back in 2018 for possible grant availability.
ASAP, through support from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, has funds available for Appalachian Grown™ certified farms and tailgate markets in North Carolina to promote locally grown food in 2016. These funds can be used for design and production of labels, packaging, or promotional materials featuring the Appalachian Grown logo. The promotion must reach the public and support farmers within one or more of the Appalachian Grown counties in North Carolina.
Visit our photo gallery of completed Appalachian Grown cost share projects to see how farms in our region have used this resource.
ASAP’s cost share operates on a reimbursement basis, for up to 50% of total project costs. The maximum Appalachian Grown cost share reimbursement for each calendar year is $1,500 for an individual farm and $5,000 for a farmer group or tailgate market, dependent on the total number of farms in the group or market.
The cost share application must be submitted to the ASAP office and approved by staff before you begin your project. Please review the complete list of eligibility requirements before applying. Funds cannot be used to purchase materials from ASAP, including wax boxes, roll bags, stickers or other Appalachian Grown packaging materials. Funding for websites is not available at this time.
Appalachian Grown cost share applications are currently being accepted and are approved on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their funding decision within 10 days of application submission. Application deadline is January 31, 2017, or when funds run out.
Contact David Smiley with questions at [email protected] or (828) 236-1282.