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 be used in the promotion of 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 cost share projects to see how farms in our region have utilized this resource.
ASAP’s cost share operates on a reimbursement basis, for up to 50% of total project costs. Maximum 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 upon total number of farms in group or market. For example: two farms in group – max cost share of $3,000; three farms in group – $4,500; four or more – $5,000.
Please review the complete list of eligibility requirements before applying.
The cost share application must be submitted to the ASAP office and approved by staff before you begin your project. Funds can not 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.
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