Vermont Agency of Agriculture Funding Opportunities

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Water Quality Grant Opportunities 

Funding for farmers, nonprofit organizations, regional associations, and other entities for the development and implementation of locally-led agricultural water quality programs, projects, as well as research.

Farm to School Grant Program

The Vermont Farm to School Grant Program provides Vermont schools with funds to integrate local foods into school cafeterias, classrooms and communities.

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops including fruits and vegetables, honey, maple, hops, Christmas trees and nursery crops.

Working Lands Enterprise Fund

Working Lands grants fund agriculture and forestry projects that enhance Vermont’s communities, economy, and culture.

Local Food Market Development Grants

Local Food Market Development (LFMD) grant funds are currently available through the Working Lands grant process. LFMD funds increase Vermont producers’ access to institutional and wholesale markets, promote consumption of local food, and encourage scaling up through new market development opportunities across Vermont.

GAP Audit Reimbursement Funds 

These funds are not currently available. To learn more about USDA GAP audits at VAAFM, visit our USDA GAP & GHP page.