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Producers of major agricultural and forest products can now apply for $50 to $250K Vermont Working Lands grants

Request for Applications is available now and web application opens Sept. 23

Producer Associations and Service Providers can apply for funding until September 23

A gathering of grantees and program officials helped recognize an historic investment in the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative this fiscal year and the historic and future impacts of the program.

Over $3.1 Million invested in Vermont Agriculture & Forestry Businesses

For the Fiscal Year 2021 grant cycle, the WLEB funded Supply Chain Impact Business Grants ranging $25,000-$75,000 per award.

Over $2.1 Million invested in Vermont Agriculture & Forestry Businesses

The Pre-Application for Supply Chain and Market Level Infrastructure Grants opened for reading and reviewing on October 8, 2021. Submittals to this Pre-Application opens on October 22, 2021, and are due on December 6, 2021.

Business and Producer Association Grants Request For Applications

Building Executive Business and Marketing Skills for Vermont Working Lands Businesses

Over $500,000 Invested in Vermont Ag & Forestry Businesses in 2020 - 2021

In 2020, the WLEB reviewed over 180 applications with a total ask of over $6.8 million.

The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative is seeking non-profit organizations or for-profit organizations (hereafter referred to as applicants) to apply for contracts in a specific service area

The Agriculture and Working Lands Application has launched.

The Governor approved a “skinny” budget in June which only authorized spending for the first quarter of the State’s fiscal calendar (July through September).

Location of grantees and distribution of funding of the COVID-19 Response Business Development Grant

Working Lands Enterprise Board Announces FY20 Grantees

WLEB offers funding to help state’s working lands economy respond and recover during pandemic

Over $15,000 supports greenhouse and tree nursery businesses expansion

The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) plans to award a total of $180,000 in COVID-19 Response Business Development Grants within the sectors of agriculture and forestry.

The primary service area for FY2020 proposals is: Building Executive Business Skills in Working Lands businesses that existing programs and providers have previously struggled to reach.

The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative supports innovative entrepreneurs at the forefront of Vermont’s Working Lands economy.

Eighteen Vermont working lands businesses and service providers were recognized today at an event celebrating the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative (WLEI), created by the Legislature in 2012 to stimulate economic development in the agricultural and forestry sectors

$823,000 Invested in Vermont Ag & Forestry Businesses