Funding Opportunities for Vermont Specialty Crops Now Open for Applications
Last Chance for 2023!
By Madison Berry, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets announces $200,000 in grant funds to strengthen Vermont’s specialty crop industries and producer associations. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture crops (including honey, hops, maple syrup and mushrooms), and nursery crops (including Christmas trees and floriculture).
Interested applicants should apply by February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM.
To apply, download the Request for Applications (RFA) at agriculture.vermont.gov/grants/specialtycrop. Applicants must submit a pre-application by February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM. A review committee will invite the top-ranking projects to submit full applications.
Funds are awarded through a competitive review process guided by industry, nonprofit and government stakeholders. The Agency plans to award approximately $200,000 in Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds in 2023.
For more information contact: Madison Berry by email AGR.SpecialtyCrops@vermont.gov or by phone (802) 622-4626.