Resources for Grant Applicants & Recipients

If you are considering applying for or have received a grant from Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM), please review the following resources and guidelines to prepare your application or 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.

Some 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 SAM.gov and have a current DUNS number.

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 VISION.VendorRequests@vermont.gov.

Using WebGrants

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                                802.828.3475
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431