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2019 Working Lands Grant Opportunities 

 

For the current fiscal year, the Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) has decided to allocate additional funds for Industry Impact Grants, up to $150,000 each, for low grade wood or dairy projects that propose significant value chain improvements. The lower tier for Business Grants has now increased to $25,000 or less, vs. $20,000 or less, as in previous years.

Of the current $825,000 available for Working Lands investments, WLEB in this current fiscal year will aim to award grant funds in the following category ranges:

  • Service Provider Grant Funding Total: $230,000-$280,000
  • Business Grant Funding Total: $525,000-$575,000
  • Trade Show Assistance Grants: $20,000

 

1. SERVICE PROVIDER GRANTS:

Request for Applications Released: September 4, 2018, at 12:00 PM

Letters of Intent Due: September 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Applicant Notification of Acceptance/Denial (Letter of Intent): October 26, 2018

Invited Applications Due: January 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Award Notification: End of January 2019

Estimated Project Start Date: March 2019

 

2. BUSINESS GRANTS:

Request for Applications Released: October 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM

FY19 Working Lands Business Grant Letter of Intent Applicant Guide

How to Submit a Letter of Intent in WebGrants

Application Period Begins: October 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Letters of Intent Due: November 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Applicant Notification of Acceptance/Denial (Letter of Intent): December 21, 2018

Invited Full Applications Due: January 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Award Notification: End of February 2019

Estimated Project Start Date: End of March-April 2019