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2017 Service Provider Investments

Service Provider Investment Recipients

Service Provider grants were available to technical assistance providers across the state and ranged from $20,000 - $75,000.  The board received 20 letters of intent with $892,329 in total requested funds.  Seven project grants totaling $279,046 were awarded to four agriculture and three forestry-related projects.  The service provider grantees leveraged an additional $353,943 in matching funds, with a median match of $63,700 per service provider.

Statewide Impact

Intervale Center, Burlington
$15,943 for Coaching Services for Beginning Farmers

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, Richmond
$20,887.00 for Farm Scale Decision-making for Profitability and Quality of Life

University of Vermont Extension Service, Berlin
$50,000 for Maple and Forest Business Benchmarks

Vermont Fresh Network, Richmond
$37,500 for Building Vermont's Agritourism Sector through Collaborative Marketing

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Montpelier
$75,000 for Advancing Forestry Sector Entrepreneurialism and Supporting Forestland Owner Succession

Vermont Natural Resources Council, Montpelier
$40,000 for Modern Wood Heat Market Development

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Montpelier
$39,716 for Vermont Forest Products Value Chain Investment Strategy