Our grant application for the California Underserved and Small Producers (CUSP) program opened in January and closed in April. We received a large number of applications, but, unfortunately, we could not select all to be grant recipients.
This past month, in June, we distributed checks, totaling $500,000.00, to our 160 grant recipients within Fresno, Sacramento, Merced, Stockton, Kings County, Los Angeles County, Madera, Monterey, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, and Santa Clara. We hosted a distribution day for those who reside in Fresno, CA on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at our satellite office, Lao Veterans of America, Inc.. We then traveled to Merced, CA on Monday, June 20, 2022 and Sacramento, CA on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
We appreciate all who applied for and participated in this exciting program. Although this round of applications has ended, please be on the lookout for updates on the next round. Thank you again!