Veterinary Services Grant Program
The purpose of the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is to relieve veterinarian shortage situations and support veterinary services. Grants will be made available on a competitive basis to qualified entities to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services through education, training, recruitment, placement, and retention of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and students of veterinary medicine and veterinary technology. Grants will also be made to establish or expand veterinary practices in rural areas.
The Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Initial funding for the program, $2.5 million, was appropriated in the FY 2016 budget. We anticipate similar funding for FY2017. The legislation emphasizes two areas: Education and Rural Practice Enhancement. In FY 2017, applications will be accepted for both areas. The program's tentative timeline is posted below.
|April 3, 2017||FY2017 Request for Applications (RFA) published|
|April 10, 2017||Applicant Webinar|
|May 19, 2017||Application period closes|
|September 2017||Offers made to selected applicants|
Please continue to check this page for updates. For information on another program addressing veterinary shortages, visit the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.
PAST APPLICANT INFORMATIONAL WEBINARS
|Monday, April 10, 2017||Education, Extension and Training followed by
Rural Practice Enhancement at minute 48:09
|Tuesday, May 10, 2016||Education, Extension and Training||View Online|
|Wednesday, May 11, 2016||Rural Practice Enhancement||View Online|
|Sunday, May 15, 2016||Rural Practice Enhancement||See May 11 session|
- Veterinary Services Grant Program Stakeholder Webinar
- VSGP Listening Session #1 Transcript
- VSGP Listening Session #2 Transcript