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Vermont Working Lands Producer Association Development Grants

Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

Closed October 16, 2023

Vermont-based nonprofit producer association groups that represent and promote Vermont agriculture, food, beverage, forest, or fiber products are welcome to apply for grant funding for projects in the following domains:

  • Market development, marketing plans, and sales

    • Ability to identify appropriate markets, brand and sell products, value proposition, product differentiation, market research, including research and design;
  • Leadership and organizational development: business structure, business technical assistance, onboarding and/or transitions for new executive directors and post succession;

  • Governance: Board training and capacity, building/refreshing by-laws, committee work, strategic planning process activities

  • Business research and development; business and financial planning


  • All enterprises must be based in Vermont and registered with the Secretary of State

  • All organizational structures are eligible:

    • Sole proprietorships

    • Partnerships

    • Limited Liability Corporations

    • Cooperatives

    • Non-profits involved in the support of the production of agriculture and/or forest products

  • Applicants must be in compliance with all state regulations (i.e. water quality, taxes) and in good standing with the State of Vermont

  • Previous recipients of Working Lands Business Grants under $20,000 are eligible to re-apply this year. Previous recipients of Business Grants $20,000 and above are eligible to re-apply three years after receiving their previous grant.

Application Instructions

  1. Review the full Request for Applications for the complete details on eligible projects/applicants and the full application process.

  2. Register in WebGrants (may take up to two business days).

  3. Visit the Working Lands application frequently asked questions for resources and to get support on your application. The applicant webinar is also available to view for an overview of the application process.  

  4. Complete your application in WebGrants using our Application Guide



October 16, 2023

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Updated March 22, 2024

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