Grantee Documents and Resources

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.


Grant Applicants

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.


Awarded Grantees

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

State-funded Grants

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.

Federally-funded Grants

If your grant uses federal funds, you must hold a current registration in and have a current DUNS number.

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.

If you wish to receive grant payments automatically deposited into your bank account, you may complete a Vendor ACH Authorization Form and return it to

Using the Grants Management System
Funding Opportunity Information

For information about current VAAFM funding opportunities, please see VAAFM 2018 Grant Programs (PDF) or view details for all individual Funding Opportunities.

For questions regarding a specific grant program, please contact the program manager of the grant you are interested in (see PDF above).


For questions regarding WebGrants or overall grants administration, please contact Melissa Moon at or Jeff Cook at