AFID is a discretionary incentive to grow Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries.

AFID grants are made to localities at the discretion of the Governor with the expectation that the grant will be critical to the success of a project, which will result in creation of new jobs and investment from companies that add value to Virginia-grown agriculture and forestry products.

Grants may be used for a variety of purposes, including public and private utility extension or capacity development on- and off-site; high-speed or broadband internet access extension or capacity development; road, rail, or other transportation access costs beyond the funding capability of existing programs; site acquisition; grading, drainage, paving, and any other activity required to prepare a site for construction; construction or build-out of buildings; or training.

For more program information, please refer directly to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


Stephen Versen
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Michelle Bridges
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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