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NE-DBIC Funding Calendar

Upcoming NE-DBIC Funding Opportunities

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August 2022 

On-Farm Milk Storage & Handling Grant

Grants to provide dairy farmers with funds that support the purchase and supplies to improve milk storage, handling and energy efficiencies.   Dairy Farmers  Kathryn Donovan, kathryn.donovan@vermont.gov, (802) 585-4571 
August 2022 

The Dairy Farm Cohort Technical Assistance Program 

Service providers will be able to submit proposals to develop cohorts of dairy farmers to address relevant areas of technical assistance.  Technical Assistance Providers  Laura Ginsburg, laura.ginsburg@vermont.gov, (802) 522-2252
August 2022 

Dairy Farm Production Education  

Funding to allow service providers and dairy producer associations to develop events, webinars, educational series, or conferences to increase farmer production and business viability education.    Technical Assistance Providers and Producer Associations  Kathryn Donovan, kathryn.donovan@vermont.gov, (802) 585-4571 
October 2022 

Dairy Food Safety and Certification Grant 

Grants to support food safety projects including specialized equipment purchase, supplies, food safety training, and certifications.  Dairy Farmers and Dairy Processors  Brockton Corbett, brockton.corbett@vermont.gov, (802) 498-5111 
November 2022 

Dairy Farm Innovation Grant 

Grants for community and climate forward farm production and business operation models. Dairy Farmers  Kathryn Donovan, kathryn.donovan@vermont.gov, (802) 585-4571 
January 2023 

Existing Dairy Processor Expansion Grant

Tiered grants for specialized equipment needed to increase processing capacity of regionally produced milk. Dairy Processors 

Laura Ginsburg, laura.ginsburg@vermont.gov, (802) 522-2252

Kathryn Donovan, kathryn.donovan@vermont.gov, (802) 585-4571 

January 2023 

Dairy Processor Innovation Grant 

Grants for long-term business investments that increase processor business consumer appeal and marketability of value-added product   Dairy Processors 

Laura Ginsburg, laura.ginsburg@vermont.gov, (802) 522-2252

Kathryn Donovan, kathryn.donovan@vermont.gov, (802) 585-4571 

Spring 2023

Dairy Marketing and Branding

Grants for established value-added dairy processors and producer associations to access professional marketing and branding services. Dairy Processors and Producer Associations Brockton Corbett, brockton.corbett@vermont.gov, (802) 498-5111