- 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.
2022 Grant Awards
Gevry Firewood LLC
$250,000 for Firewood Processing Improvements: Market Channels for Vermont Firewood
Vermont Refrigerated Storage Company, LLC
$147,000 for Freezer Infrastructure
Buffalo Mountain Co-op, Inc.
$130,500 for Community Grocery Co-op Expansion in Hardwick
Center for an Agricultural Economy
$249,360 for Expanding Market Access for Value Added Farms and Food Producers
Lyndon Woodworking, Inc.
$250,000 for Milling Upgrades
Josh Gervais Trucking
$250,000 for Vermont Natural Forest Products Improvements and Investments
Vermont Technical College
$250,000 for Meat Processing Training: Sustaining a Regional Meat Supply
White Rock Farm LLC
$250,000 for Sawmill Expansion
Lyme Green Heat Inc.
$250,000 for Bulk Wood Pellet Mill in Wells River
Cellars at Jasper Hill
$250,000 for Market Expansion Equipment Purchase
Global Village Foods
$250,000 for Developing Local Sourcing Supply Systems for Business Expansion