Professional Services Cost Share
ASAP is offering a cost share for farmers located within the 18 westernmost North Carolina counties to engage businesses and organizations providing professional services pertinent to improving farm business capacity and profitability. Professional services could include, but are not limited to: tax assistance, record keeping, business planning, HR, or legal advice. If you need a professional service not included in this list, please suggest it in your application.
The Professional Service Cost Share award operates on a reimbursement basis, for up to 75% of total professional service costs. The maximum Professional Service Cost Share for 2023-2024 is $1,500 for an individual farm. Projects must be started AFTER cost share is awarded to the farm business.
Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a first come, first served basis. Priority may be given to limited resource and BIPOC farmers. Contact Program Coordinator Sigrid JensenOyaski at email@example.com with any questions.
Applicants must operate an Appalachian Grown certified farm within the following 18 Western North Carolina counties: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, or Yancey. Learn more about becoming an Appalachian Grown certified farm here or contact ASAP at 828-236-1282.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Dogwood Health Trust.
Appalachian Grown Cost Share
ASAP, through support from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, has funds available for Appalachian Grown certified farms and farm groups in North Carolina to promote locally grown food in 2024. 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.
Appalachian Grown Cost Share operates on a reimbursement basis, for up to 75% 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, dependent on the total number of farms in the group. Funds are available on a reimbursement basis only. Please apply first, wait for approval, then begin projects. Contact Program Coordinator Sigrid JensenOyaski at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please review all project eligibility and guidelines before applying. Preference may be given to farms who have not received cost share funds in the past.
Applicants must operate an Appalachian Grown certified farm within the following Western North Carolina counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey, and the Qualla Boundary. Learn more about becoming an Appalachian Grown certified farm here or contact ASAP at 828-236-1282.
Examples of Projects
- Packaging and labels
- Graphic design of promotions using the Appalachian Grown logo
- Rack cards, flyers, business cards
- Farm or market signage
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