If you are considering applying for or have received a grant from Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM), please review the following guidelines and resources to prepare your application or to receive funding.
Before applying for a grant, please read Attachment C: Standard State Provisions for Contracts and Grants, which contains grantee requirements for insurance coverage and other state regulations.
Many grant programs accept applications and administer awards though the web-based grants management system, WebGrants. In this case, you will first need to register in WebGrants in order to complete an application.
As a new VAAFM grant recipient, you must submit a Federal W-9 form in order to be entered into the state vendor system. (Prior grantees may not need to re-submit a W-9, unless the business name, address, or other tax-related information has changed.)
Following award notification, you must obtain a certificate of insurance (COI) with liability coverage in the amounts as specified in Attachment C. Consult with your insurance agent to obtain a current certificate listing VAAFM as an additional insured party, as follows: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets / 116 State Street / Montpelier, VT 05620
If your grant uses State of Vermont funds, you must complete the Act 154 Water Compliance Form to certify your compliance with state and federal water quality regulations.
If you receive more than $50,000 in federal funding during one fiscal year, you are required to submit a single audit to the State of Vermont – please see Department of Finance and Management for further information.
Grantee Financial Forms
If you are an awarded grantee and you do not have your own invoice form, you may complete this blank invoice template as the required invoice component of your claim (i.e., request for grant payment). Please refer to your grant agreement for details about submitting claims.
Using the Grants Management System
Funding Opportunity Information
For questions regarding a specific grant program, please contact the program manager of the grant you are interested in (see PDF above).