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New Working Lands Grants Available

Are you a maple producer looking for funds to support market development, research and design, infrastructure improvements, energy projects, or workforce training and development?

The Vermont Agency of Ag will be opening applications for the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Primary Producer Impact Grant, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), on Friday, October 28. Their online application portal will be open from November 9 - December 16. The application is a two-stage process, and applicants who advance to the second round will be notified in early February 2023. The estimated project start date is early summer 2023.

Applicants can apply for grants between $50,000 and $250,000 and must provide a 100% match. Only primary producers of farm and forest products are eligible to apply for the ARPA-Funded Primary Producer Impact Grant.?Applicants will need to provide a narrative description of their primary production activities and submit documents to confirm their status as a primary producer.  

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