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Market Level Infrastructure Impact Grants

Grant Overview

  • Award amounts: $75,000 - $250,000
  • Project focus areas:
    • Makes significant process and/or infrastructure improvements for medium to large scale production, processing, or distribution enterprises in the forestry, wood products, or value-added ag and food sector;  
    • Scale of the primary product being brought into supply chain has ability to strengthen the industry, address the sector on a market-wide scale, and/or address a market downturn;
    • The technology or approach is innovative and will lead to new opportunities for multiple businesses and/or increases the scale of the enterprise in a way that enables it to meet growing demand or other market need.

Eligibility

  • All enterprises must be based in Vermont and registered with the Secretary of State
  • All organizational structures are eligible:
    • Sole proprietorships
    • Partnerships
    • Limited Liability Corporations
    • Cooperatives
    • Non-profits involved in the support of the production of agriculture and/or forest products
  • Applicants must be in compliance with all state regulations (i.e. water quality, taxes) and in good standing with the State of Vermont
  • Previous recipients of Working Lands Business Grants under $20,000 are eligible to re-apply this year. Previous recipients of Business Grants $20,000 and above are eligible to re-apply three years after receiving their previous grant.

How To Apply

  1. Review the full FY 2022 Market Level Infrastructure Impact Grant RFA (request for applications) for the complete details on eligible projects/applicants and the full application process. – RFA Coming Soon! See timeline below.
  2. Register in WebGrants (may take up to two business days).
  3. Complete your pre-application in WebGrants using our Application Guide by December 6, 2021.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • October 8, 2021: Request for Applications (RFA) released
  • October 22, 2021: Pre-Application Opens for Submission
  • December 6, 2021: Pre-Application Deadline
  • March 14, 2022: Full Application Deadline
  • Early May 2022: Applicants Notified of Funding Decisions
  • Late May 2022: Grantee Documentation Due
  • June 2022: Estimated Project Start Date

Helpful Links

Program Contact

Lynn Ellen Schimoler
LynnEllen.Schimoler@vermont.gov
(802) 622-4477

WebGrants Technical Assistance

Diana Ferguson
diana.ferguson@vermont.gov
(802) 622-4094