WebGrants Reviewer Guide

The Agricultural Development Division uses the WebGrants grants management system. Follow these instructions to review applications in WebGrants.

Getting Started

  • You will receive one or more messages from the WebGrants system stating you have been tentatively assigned applications to review.
  • If you have not previously registered in WebGrants, click Register Here and complete the registration form.
  • Add agriculturegrants.vermont@webgrantsmail.com to your email program’s contacts or safe senders list to ensure messages from WebGrants are not filtered out of your inbox.

Step One: Conflicts of Interest

Please complete this step as soon as possible after applications are tentatively assigned for your review. Keep in mind that you will not be able to review applications immediately after completing your conflict of interest responses. 

  1. Log in to WebGrants at agriculturegrants.vermont.gov.

WebGrants Log In

  1. From the Main Menu, click Conflicts of Interest

WebGrants Main Menu for Reviewers

  1. Under Applicant, select the name of an applicant to review application information.

WebGrants Conflicts of Interest page

  1. Click Edit to complete your responses. You can also view application information from the next page by clicking the applicant's name under Applicant.
  2. Under Review? select Yes or No. Please review any specific instructions you received from the program manager before completing the next two steps. 

WebGrants Conflict of Interest response fields

  1. Under Conflict of Interest, select None, Full or Partial
  2. Under Expertise, select Considerable, Moderate, or None. Refer to any instructions you received from the program manager; some programs do not use this function.
  3. Comments are not required. If applicable, include comments about a potential conflict of interest only. You will be able to comment on the application during the next stage of review. 
  4. When you have completed your responses, click Save, then Submit. Your responses will not be sent until you click Submit

WebGrants Conflicts of Interest page

Now that you have completed your conflict of interest responses, the program manager will assign your applications to review. If you identified any conflicts of interest, you may be tentatively assigned additional applications. 

Step Two: Application Review

Coming Soon!

WebGrants Tips & Tricks

  • Do not register in WebGrants more than once. You can use the same account for multiple applications and awards. 
  • Always use the navigation buttons within WebGrants (e.g., Back, Add, Delete, Edit, Save) instead of your web browser's back button.
  • All fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.
  • Some fields have character count limits. Character counts include spaces. 
  • You may prefer to prepare your application responses in a program such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs, and then cut and paste your responses into the application forms. Note that if you cut and paste text from a Microsoft Word document or other word processing program, special characters such as (&) or (“) will turn into question marks (?). You can adjust formatting after pasting text into a form.

WebGrants Technical Assistance

Diana Ferguson
diana.ferguson@vermont.gov
(802) 622-4094

Melissa Moon
melissa.moon@vermont.gov
(802) 828-3828

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  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory               802.522.3502
  • Food Safety & Consumer Protection                        802.828.2426
    • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
    • Dairy                              802.828.2433
    • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures        802.828.2433
    • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    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