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Vermont Farm Fund Business Builder Loan

About

The Business Builder Loan program was launched in June 2012. This loan program supports Vermont farms and food producers and those who directly support the growing of the VT food system. The loans are for businesses to invest and innovate for growth, increasing the availability of local foods in Vermont.

Examples of uses of a Business Builder Loan include:

  • Development of a new crop, product, process, or market

  • Business and/or financial planning for diversifying product lines

  • Equipment and/or infrastructure investments to increase the efficiency of the business

  • New kinds of infrastructure and equipment that would increase the amount of local food or local ingredients in a commonly used product

Eligibility

Business Builder loans are exclusively for Vermont farmers, those who own a Vermont food-related business whose primary inputs are Vermont farm products, and those who support Vermont farmers. VTFF focuses on small and midscale producers that are trying to build their businesses, and larger enterprises that are working on smaller, innovative projects and pilot business ventures.

Terms

Applications are reviewed and responded to within 10 business days, with most loan funds being granted to approved recipients within 14 business days.

Resources

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Details

Financial Instrument

Loan

Minimum Award Amount

$5,000

Maximum Award Amount

$30,000

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Kevin Davison

Updated September 3, 2021

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