Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program

The Vermont State Legislature appropriated Coronavirus Relief Funds for the Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program (VCAAP) in Act 138 (S.351), Act 137 (H. 966), and Act 120 (H.961), which were signed by Governor Scott on June 30 and July 2, 2020. Coronavirus Relief Fund appropriations for agriculture and forestry include the following:

  • $25,000,000 for Dairy Assistance for milk producers and dairy processors
  • $5,000,000 for Agricultural Producer and Processor Assistance, for farmers, meat and poultry processors, slaughterhouses, and farmers markets
  • $500,000 for Agricultural Fairs
  • $2,500,000 appropriated to the Working Lands Enterprise Fund for agricultural, food and forest, and wood product industries
  • $1,000,000 appropriated for the COVID-19 Working Lands Program for agriculture, food, and market businesses
  • $5,000,000 for a Forest Economy Stabilization Grant Program, to be managed by Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation

The purpose of these grants is to stabilize producers, processors, slaughterhouses, and farmers markets based on their lost revenues and expenses related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Agency of Agriculture launched the Dairy Assistance Application on Friday, July 17. Applications for agricultural producers and processors, slaughterhouses, farmers markets, working lands businesses, and agricultural fairs will launch in the coming weeks.

Vermont COVID-19 Agricultural Assistance Program - Dairy

Non-Dairy and Working Lands Application

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Vermont Emergency Economic Recovery Grants

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and the Vermont Department of Taxes are administering Vermont Emergency Economic Recovery Grants to other sectors of Vermont’s economy. Please research your grant options carefully before applying. In general, a single business—as defined by a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)—is eligible to receive one state grant funded by Coronavirus Relief Funds.

Contact Us

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

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