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Business Enhancement Grants

Grant Overview

This grant is currently closed but will reopen on October 6, 2023.

  • Award amounts $15,000 - $50,000
  • Project types:
    • Market development
    • Research and development
    • Infrastructure development
    • Energy focused projects
    • Workforce training and development


  • All enterprises must be based in Vermont and registered with the Secretary of State
  • Applicants must be in compliance with all state regulations (i.e. water quality, taxes) and in good standing with the State of Vermont
  • Previous Working Lands Standard Business and COVID-19 Response Business Development grantees are eligible to re-apply for funding during Fiscal Year 2024. Previous Working Lands Supply Chain Impact, Market Level Infrastructure Impact, ARPA Primary Producer, or Meat Slaughter and Processing Development Grants are eligible to apply for further Working Lands funding after three years, meaning that Fiscal Year 2021 and earlier grantees are eligible to apply this year.

How to Apply

  1. Review the full Request for Applications (will link here when available) for the complete details on eligible projects/applicants and the full application process.

  2. Register in WebGrants (may take up to two business days).
  3. Visit the Working Lands application frequently asked questions for resources and to get support on your application. 
  4. Complete your application in WebGrants using our Application Guide.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • October 6, 2023: Request for Applications (RFA) released and application opens for submission
  • October 11, 2023 12-1: Applicant webinar with Q&A. Register. Slides and recording will be posted here after the event.
  • November 20, 2023: Application deadline
  • Early January 2024: Applicants notified of funding decisions
  • Late January 2024: Grantee documentation due
  • February 2024: Estimated project start date

Program Contact

Clare Salerno
(802) 917-2637

WebGrants Technical Assistance

Diana Ferguson
(802) 622-4094