Working Lands Enterprise Initiative opens two grant opportunities – Vermont Biz

by | Aug 2, 2022 | Business

Small Axe Farm. VAAFM photos.
FY’23 Grants totaling $140K assist Vermont working lands Service Providers and Producer Associations
Vermont Business Magazine The first round of Working Lands Enterprise Initiative applications for fiscal year (FY) 2023 is launching! The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) is releasing two requests for applications (RFA) totaling $140,000 that will allow Vermont working lands service provider organizations and producer associations to invest in projects focused on governance and leadership and building workforce development and executive business skills. Please read the RFAs (links below) to learn about the application process and review the application questions. The application submittal period will begin August 12. The deadline for application submittals is September 23.  

Producer Association Grants: Award amounts $10,000 – $20,000 | Up to $65,000 Total

Vermont-based nonprofit producer association groups that represent and promote Vermont agriculture, food, beverage, forest, or fiber products are welcome to apply. To review the Producer Association Development Grant request for applications, click here: FY23 Working Lands Producer Association Grants.  

Service Provider Grants: Award amounts $10,000 – $20,000 | Up to $75,000 Total

Service Provider Grant projects will include the provision of direct and indirect services to support the development of Vermont-based working lands businesses through business assistance such as marketing plans, business and financial planning, and business transitions and succession. To review the Service Provider Grant request for applications, click here: FY23 Working Lands Service Provider Grant. 
Key Dates and Deadlines: 
·        July 29, 2022: Request for Applications (RFA) released 
·        August 12, 2022: Application Opens for Submission 
·        September 23, 2022: Appli …

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