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Supply Chain Impact Grants

Grant Overview

  • Award amounts $25,000 - $75,000
  • Project focus areas:
    • Infrastructure improvements supporting increased production, distribution; and/or distribution of a commodity or value-added product(s), thus benefiting the applicant and additional enterprises;
    • Infrastructure improvements that support increased production, processing,
    • Leveraging supply chain partnerships; to reach new or larger markets, e.g. via product aggregation, co- branding, vertical or horizontal efficiencies, etc.
    • Research and design for operations and/or product development (e.g., e-commerce, home delivery, curbside pick-up, blockchain technologies).

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 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 FY 2022 Supply Chain Impact Grant Pre-application RFA for the complete details on eligible projects/applicants and the full Request For Applications application process. 
  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 Pre Applications released for reading and reviewing
  • 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