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Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program 2022 Request for Applications

By Gina Clithero, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets - January 2022

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets announces two funding opportunities for specialty crops organizations. Specialty crops are fruits and tree nuts; vegetables; culinary herbs, spices, and horticulture medicinal plants; nursery, floriculture, horticulture, and Christmas trees; honey; hops; maple syrup; and mushrooms.  

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets will release two funding opportunities on January 18, 2022:  
 

  1. 2022 Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program: Any entity may apply, but projects must benefit more than one specialty crop business, individual, or organization. Applicants should describe how a project will benefit a specialty crop industry, a group of producers or businesses, or the public, rather than a single business or organization.  
  1. Specialty Crop Producer Association Grant: This grant opportunity will support producer associations that serve specialty crop businesses. Eligible applicants are producer associations, cooperatives, and groups of producers/businesses. Service providers that serve producer associations, cooperatives, and groups of producers are also eligible. This grant is possible thanks to additional federal funding from a COVID-19 related stimulus bill. 

 

The deadline to apply for both opportunities will be February 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Learn more and apply at agriculture.vermont.gov/grants/specialtycrop.  

Please contact AGR.SpecialtyCrops@vermont.gov or 802-585-6225 with any questions. 

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