Service Provider Recipients

Service Provider Grant Recipients

Service Provider grants were available this year to technical assistance providers across the state ranging from $20,000 - $75,000.  The board received 23 letters of intent with $923,000 in total requested funds.  Eight service provider grants were awarded to four agriculture, and four forestry related projects, totaling $274,720.  The service provider grantees leveraged an additional $700,000 in matching funds, with a median match of $41,384 per service provider.

4 Agriculture Grant Recipients

Statewide Impact

·         Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont : $27,222 for strengthening and growing the Vermont organic dairy industry.

·         Intervale Center : $19,940 to improve farmland access services for Vermont farmers.

Rutland County Impact

·         Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, Inc : $17,558 for increasing farm success through operational efficiency improvements.

Windham County Impact

·         Strolling of the Heifers : $40,000 for the Windham Grows Business Hatchery.

 

4 Forestry Grant Recipients

Statewide Impact

·         Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association : $50,000 for innovation assistance to wood manufacturers.

·         Vermont Housing & Conservation Board : $75,000 for advancing the forestry sector through entrepreneurialism and innovation.

·         Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund : $20,000 for forest products value chain investment strategy.

·         Renewable Energy Vermont : $25,000 for a roadmap to achieve 35% of Vermont’s thermal heating needs by 2030 through the expanded use of advanced wood heat.