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 2019-2020. 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 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.
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 until funds run out. Applicants will be notified of their funding decision within 10 days of application submission. Click the link below to fill out an application for cost share funding. Contact David Smiley with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 236-1282.