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Grants to Kentucky Agricultural Producers to Offset the Cost of Good Practice Inspections

2022 GAPs Cost-Share Program

GrantWatch ID# 162629
Agency: State

Funding Source
Kentucky Horticulture Council (KHC) - Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Kentucky

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/22

Grant Description
Grants of up to $1,250 to Kentucky agricultural producers and farms to offset the cost of third-party audits that evaluate and ensure good agricultural practices. Funding is intended for evaluation programs that confirm that the audited farm is handling, producing, packaging, and storing fruits and vegetables using safe practices to minimize food safety hazards. Several retail and wholesale buyers require producers have third-party audit verification to ensure growers are conforming to the best agricultural practices for food production.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
To receive reimbursement producers must be, or become, a member of Kentucky Proud through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for reimbursement submissions is December 15, 2022.

Funds are limited for 2022. Application pre-approval is strongly encouraged but not required. Once the audit process is complete, submit a copy or image of the third-party GAPs audit receipt.

NOTES: Only produce crops are eligible for the cost-share program. Audited farm/producer, auditor, and certifying agency must clearly appear on the submitted invoice.

Additional information about Kentucky Proud:

Estimated Size of Grant
Cost-share will be 75% of the audit cost up to a maximum reimbursement of $1,250.

Contact Information
Email applications to

Mail applications to
Kentucky Horticulture Council
PO Box 21736
Lexington, KY 40522-1736

Direct questions to:
Cindy Finneseth
Kentucky Horticulture Council

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