2018 Service Provider Investments

Service Provider Investment Recipients

Service Provider grants were available to technical assistance providers across the state and ranged from $5,000- $20,000.  The board received 13 letters of intent with $191,451 in total requested funds. Seven project grants totaling $104,421 were awarded to six agriculture and one forestry-related projects.  The service provider grantees leveraged an additional $194,079 in matching funds, with a median match of $19,675 per service provider.

Service Provider Grantees

Chittenden County

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), Richmond
$19,525 for Vermont Organic Dairy: Improving Farm Efficiencies and Cash Flow in a Stagnant Milk Market

Vermont Grass Farmers Association, Burlington
$11,337 for Education and Marketing Program Development Supporting Grass-Fed Livestock Production

Intervale Center, Burlington
$18,659 for Direct Service to New Farmers in Vermont, Burlington

Orleans County

Dairy Vison Vermont, Craftsbury
$5,000 for Dairy Vison Vermont Service Provider Grant

Washington County

Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association, Watebury
$9,900 for Food Safety in the Sugarhouse: Creating Additional Resources for Sugar Makers

Windsor County

Vital Communities, White River Junction
$20,000 for Upper Valley Farmer Cooperative

Rutland County

Vermont Woodworks Council, Rutland
$20,000 for Strengthening Vermont's Wood Manufacturing Industry

Service Provider Pilot Contracts (Statewide Impact)

Washington County

VT Housing and Conservation Board, Montpelier
$130,000 for Succession Planning and Business Assistance for Working Lands Businesses, Montpelier

VT Sustainable Jobs Fund, Montpelier
$70,000 for Vermont Forest Products Value Chain Investment Strategy Phase II – A Networked Approach to Sustain our Forest Economy, Montpelier

Concord, NH

Northern Forest Center
$50,000 for Connecing Businesses to Resources, Assisting with Strategic Planning, Providing Technical Assistance with Research and Design

Contact Information

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