Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program

The Vermont State Legislature appropriated over $34 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds for the Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program (VCAAP) in Act 138 (S.351), Act 137 (H. 966), Act 120 (H.961), and Act 154 (H.969). The purpose of these grants is to stabilize agricultural businesses and organizations based on their lost revenues and expenses related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets will award VCAAP grants to eligible farmers, meat and poultry processors, commercial slaughterhouses, farmers' markets, value-added food product businesses, forest products businesses, producer associations, dairy producers and processors, and farm to school programs run by schools and child care providers. The Agency awarded VCAAP grants to agricultural fairs in September 2020.

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Application Status

If you applied to the VCAAP Agriculture & Working Lands Application or Dairy Assistance Application, log in to the application portal to check your application status.

If your application status is "incomplete," check your email for a message with instructions. You must correct and resubmit your application by December 1, 2020


Agricultural Fairs Application

Agriculture and Working Lands Assistance Application

Vermont COVID-19 Agricultural Assistance Program - Dairy

Farmers' Market Relief Application

Farm To School Application

Vermont COVID-19 Agricultural Assistance Program (VCAAP) News

​October 19, 2020 The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets announced the re-launch of the VCAAP Dairy Assistance Application and the Agriculture & Working Lands Application to address COVID-19 pandemic impacts on our agricultural communities. 

October 16, 2020 The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets launched two new VCAAP applications to address COVID-19 pandemic impacts on our agricultural communities: the Farmers' Market Relief Application (deadline November 6) and Farm to School Application (deadline November 2).

October 1, 2020 The deadline for the VCAAP Dairy Assistance Application and Agriculture & Working Lands Application has been extended to November 15, 2020. This extension and some important changes to the grant program were included in new legislation. 

Two Minute Tips

These short videos outline the essential steps for submitting an Agriculture and Working Lands Assistance Application and important changes to the Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program (VCAAP).  Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program Two-Minute Tips: How-To Videos for a Successful Application

Contact Us

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431