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Veterinary Services Grant Program Fact Sheet

The Agricultural Act of 2014 authorized the establishment of the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP; Veterinary Services Grant Program) as a companion to the Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP; Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program) to incentivize service in veterinarian shortage situations. VSGP expands on the educational loan repayments offered under the VMLRP by offering competitive grant funding to bolster national food supply veterinary capacity and infrastructure needs.

In fiscal year (FY) 2016, approximately $2.4 million is available for VSGP awards to establish or expand educational programming, extension activities, and veterinary practices to ease food supply veterinarian service shortages in the U.S. and U.S. Insular Areas. Grant proposals are being solicited under two project types: "Education, Extension and Training" and "Rural Practice Enhancement."

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Farm bill priority areas
Animal health and production and animal products

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