Grant Opportunities

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 deploy 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

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 19, 2018
  • Invited Applications Due: January 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Applicant Notification: End of January 2019
  • Estimated Project Start Date: March 2019

Business Grants

Links to Statewide Strategic Plans

(useful for the Impact Section of the Full Application)

Contact Information

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