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The Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund Grant

Grants to Assist Farms in Vermont
Affected by Natural Disasters

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Vermont Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/02/11

Description:

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Grants are available for farm owners in Vermont to help rehabilitate those farms that were adversely affected by Tropical Storm Irene. The funding is provided to enable farm owners to successfully continue operating their farms despite the damage they sustained from the natural disaster. Grants covering up to 20% of a farm’s total need will be awarded to those farms that have applied and are eligible, as available funds allow.

Grants may be used to help meet critical living needs by replacing infrastructure, seed, feed, livestock, supplies, and equipment lost as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, only to the extent those losses are not covered by insurance or can be covered by other sources of income. Grants may also be used to help pay outstanding bills a farmer may have such as farm mortgage costs, land lease payments, seeds and fertilizer, or animal feed bills. Grants cannot be used to help recover projected income from crops or livestock lost in the storm.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126715

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A farm will be considered eligible if:
* it is located in Vermont,
* it is committed to remaining in business,
* it had gross annual sales of at least $20,000 in calendar year 2010, or it is a small or start-up farm that can demonstrate its investment and potential for growth, and
* it has contacted the Vermont Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ryan Torres at rtorres@vermontcf.org
or 802-388-3355 ext. 289

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Vermont