VAAFM Now Accepting Applications On First-Come, First-Serve Basis
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets began accepting applications for Producer Association Grants Thursday, May 3 at 9:00 AM on a first-come, first-serve basis for eligible applicants.
Eligible applicants are Vermont-based nonprofit producer association groups that represent and promote Vermont agriculture, food, beverage, forest, and fiber products. For the purposes of this grant, producer association group is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry.
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.
VAAFM expects funding to be allocated quickly. Other first come, first serve grants have been fully allocated within the first hour of the grant opportunity opening.
* 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, if you have not already. This is where you will submit your online application.
Questions related to the Vermont Producer Association Grant Program should be directed at (802) 505-1822 or firstname.lastname@example.org