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April 18, 2018

New Grant Opportunity for Associations that Promote Vermont Agriculture, Food, Beverage, Forest, and Fiber Products

Accepting Applications Beginning May 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Vermont agriculture, food, beverage, forest, and fiber product associations provide support to the development of Vermont's economy and the viability of our working landscape businesses. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) is committed to assist these organizations by providing funding for marketing projects that enhance the work they are doing.

VAAFM will accept applications for the Vermont Producer Association Grant Program beginning Thursday, May 3, 2018, on a first come, first serve basis for eligible applicants. Producer associations interested in applying for the grant opportunity are encouraged to register online as soon as possible, and submit applications once they are accepted, on May 3, 2018.

Eligible applicants must be Vermont-based non-profit organizations that represent and promote Vermont agriculture, food, beverage, forest, and/or fiber products. A total of $16,000 in grants funds are available and grants of $1,000-$2,000 will be awarded. Project proposals need to be part of an established, multi-year marketing plan and growth strategy of the industry represented and must end before November 15, 2018.

* Visit https://go.usa.gov/xQ4Tg (case sensitive) to download the Request for Proposals, which outlines grant eligibility and submission requirements.

* Log into https://agriculturegrants.vermont.gov to create a user account. This is where you will submit your online application.

* Plan your project and prepare to submit your application on May 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Questions related to the Vermont Producer Association Grant Program should be directed at (802) 505-1822 or alexandra.zipparo@vermont.gov

Source: Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Last Updated at: April 18, 2018 10:28:53