The A.C.E. Basin Growers offer two micro grants for those participating in our program. The maximum amount that can be applied for is $2,000.00. One grant is to assist in becoming G.A.P. Certified, the other is for any process that adds value to your product.  Contact Sloane Steedley for more information at 803-536-7100 or email her at ssteedl1@scsu.edu.  

A.C.E. Basin Growers' (G.A.P.) Grant Application

 

  • Must be South Carolina Farmer and grow specialty crops. The USDA defines specialty crops as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).”

  •  Must be registered client of the Orangeburg Area SBDC

  • Attend a food safety workshop hosted by SCDA or Clemson Extension within the past two (2) years. Proof of attendance must be provided in application for reimbursement.

  •  Provide primary source receipts for all expenditures related to execution of the grant funds.

  •  Provide photos of the completed project, or product.

A.C.E. Basin Growers' Value Added Grant Application

  • Must be South Carolina Farmer, and registered business in South Carolina

  • Must be registered client of the Orangeburg Area SBDC  

  • Provide primary source receipts for all expenditures related to execution of the grant funds.

  • Provide photos of the completed project, or product.