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Vermont Working Lands Producer Association Development Grants

Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

Closed September 23, 2022


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.


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Release Date

August 12, 2022


September 23, 2022


Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative (WLEI)

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Updated September 10, 2022

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