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 2018 Working Lands Informational PowerPoint (Play with Sound)

2018 How to Navigate the Grants Management System Guide

 

2018 Grant Applications 

1. BUSINESS GRANTS:

Letters of Intent Due: November 7, 2017 

Applicant Notification of Acceptance/Denial (Letter of Intent): End of December 2017

Inivited Full Applications Due: February 9, 2018 

Applicant Notification: End of March 2018

Estimated Project Start Date: After April 2018

BUSINESS APPLICATION GUIDELINES:
2. SERVICE PROVIDER GRANTS:

RFP Live ON October 31, 2017

Letters of Intent Due: December 8, 2017  

Applicant Notification of Acceptance/Denial (Letter of Intent): End of January 2018

Invited Applications Due: March 7, 2018

Applicant Notification: End of April 2018

Estimated Project Start Date: After May 2018

SERVICE PROVIDER APPLICATION GUIDELINES: TO BE POSTED ON OCTOBER 31, 2017
  • Service Provider Letter of Intent Applicant Guide - PDF - MUST READ IN FULL BEFORE APPLYING
  • Service Provider Letter of Intent Applicant Guide - Word Document
  • Service Provider Letter of Intent Instructions for Submitting a Proposal in our Grants Management System
3. SERVICE PROVIDER PARTNERSHIP PILOT: UP TO $250,000 FOR MULTI-YEAR PROJECTS: COMING SOON

New this year, the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative is seeking proposals from technical assistance providers who deliver fundamental services to Vermont’s working lands businesses. To become a pre-qualified partner, applicants must demonstrate significant prior experience and must provide services in the pre-established priority areas listed below. Becoming a pre-qualified partner does not guarantee any level of funding. Specific scopes of work will be identified by the Working Lands Enterprise Board and negotiated with pre-qualified partners. Priorities of Funding include:

  • Business Assistance and Capital Readiness
  • Intergenerational transfer and land access, including/especially for new/beginning farmers
  • Beginning farmer/journey farmer training (start-up and pre-farm viability enterprises)
  • Wholesale readiness and scaling up, including assistance complying with third-party audit programs
  • Nonprofit governance, systems improvements and capacity building
  • Coordinating, advising about access to capital from a variety of sources within the capital continuum