MONTPELIER — The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board’s Viability Program has two types of grant funding available for Vermont farmers: Dairy Improvement Grants and Water Quality Grants. Both grant programs allow Vermont farmers to apply for $5,000 to $40,000. Both require a minimum 1:1 match from the grantee. Financial statements are required for both grant programs. Dairy Improvement Grant applications require an up-to-date business plan.
The next application deadline is Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The information sheet (PDF) has additional information about project and farm eligibility.
Application materials for both grant programs are available online:
Water Quality grants: www.vhcb.org/wqg
Dairy Improvement grants: www.vhcb.org/dig
Application Due Dates & Decision Dates:
|Round 2||Round 3|
|Applications due November 7, 2018||Applications due February 6, 2019|
|Decisions made by January 2019||Decisions made March 2019|
Please contact Viability Program Coordinator Katie Michels at Katie@vhcb.org or 802-828-5587 with questions.
–Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program
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