Funding Opportunities

Project proposals funded through the Working Lands Enterprise Fund require matching funds. Matching funds is a term used to describe a requirement or condition that a minimum amount of funding for your proposed project originates from either private, federal, or philanthropic funds, other than monies part of the Working Lands Enterprise Fund. Proposals that leverage other sources of capital and resources in most cases will receive preference in the selection process. Although there are numerous types of private and philanthropic funders, the individual working landscape enterprise funding needs are greater than funds available. Building relationships with potential funders, stakeholders, key customers/clientele, and community members is a key first step toward securing match, and is fundamental to the long term success and sustainability of a project.

Grants and Financial Assistance for Vermont Working Lands Businesses

Loans and Financing Resources

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Funding Opportunities (may not be used as match for Working Lands Enterprise Fund grants)

If you are a funder and would like to be listed as a resource, please email the Working Lands Staff.

Contact Information

Working Lands Enterprise Initiative
116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620
(802) 622-4477
Email Working Lands Staff