Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Service Provider Grant

Grants to Vermont Service Providers to
Support Agricultural and Forestry Businesses

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

Deadline Date:

11/01/20 11:59 PM

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $20,000 to Vermont service provider organizations to support businesses within the state’s forestry and agricultural sectors. Funding may be used for either new or ongoing programs. Eligible projects provide direct and indirect services to support development of Vermont-based working lands businesses through technical assistance and other forms of support.

Program Purpose

Approximately 20% of Vermont’s working landscape is used for agricultural purposes, and 75% is forested. Vermont prospers and its unique sense of place thrives, in large part, because of intelligent investments in the people and enterprises that comprise its farm, food, and forest-based systems. Strong community engagement and support for the farm and forest sectors leads to enhanced quality of life for Vermont citizens and working lands business owners. 

The mission of the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative is to grow the economies, cultures, and communities of Vermont's working landscape. The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) achieves this by making essential, catalytic investments in critical leverage points of the Vermont farm and forest economy and facilitating policy development to optimize the agricultural and forest use of Vermont lands.

Projects must enhance Vermont’s working landscape, demonstrated through measurable performance outcomes that may include: job creation and retention; increased income; increased product output; increased acres in active forestry or agricultural use; land stewardship; business creation; increased access to capital, technical assistance, education, and training; higher payroll and wages; and increased quality of life.

Eligible Projects

Services may provide the following:

  • Market development, marketing plans, and sales;
  • Business and financial planning;
  • Business responses to COVID-19;
  • Enterprise transitions for next-generation business owners and post succession;
  • Access to capital;
  • Manufacturing efficiencies or process flow;
  • Business research and development.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163151

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards are in the range of $5,000 - $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Service Provider Grant projects will be 18 months in duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

Service provider organizations must be based in Vermont and registered with the Secretary of State at the time of application submission. All structures are eligible (e.g., Partnerships, Limited Liability Corporations, Sole Proprietorships, Cooperatives, Corporations, S Corporations, L3Cs, B Corporations, and/or nonprofits that are involved in the support of production of agriculture and/or forest products). Vermont service providers, sub-state regional programs, and organizations are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be in compliance with all state regulations (i.e. water quality, taxes, child support) and in good standing with the State of Vermont at the time of submitting an application and must remain so during the entire grant period.

Working Lands Service Provider grantees are eligible to receive funds more than once. Priority will be given to service provider organizations that are not currently implementing WLEF funded projects or scopes of work.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Request for Applications Release Date: October 9, 2020
- Application Opens for Submission: October 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon)
- Application Deadline: November 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM (closes at midnight)
- Award Notification: End of November 2020
- Estimated Project Date Start: End of January 2021

Applications must be submitted via the online grants management system, WebGrants.

Working Lands Service Provider Grant payments are made on a reimbursement basis, after costs have been incurred, and require documentation of project expenditures (e.g., receipts, paid invoices) to substantiate the total dollar amount of each claim for payment. Grant funds must be matched at a 100% (one-to-one) rate using funds the grantee organization has procured from other sources. Matching funds may not be sourced from other State of Vermont funding opportunities.

Previous recipients of Working Lands Service Provider Grants are eligible to re-apply for funding during Fiscal Year 2021. Services must be provided to a new cohort of businesses for each funding period.

Application instructions: https://agriculture.vermont.gov/grants/howtoapply

Contact Information:

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

To apply: https://agriculturegrants.vermont.gov/index.do

Programmatic Questions:
Lynn Ellen Schimoler
LynnEllen.Schimoler@vermont.gov
(802) 622-4477

WebGrants Technical Assistance:
Diana Ferguson
Diana.Ferguson@vermont.gov
(802) 622-4094

Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initative
116 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Vermont

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Researchers Affiliated with USA Qualified Institutions to Improve Clinical Researc...

Deadline 08/27/21 LOI Date: 07/09/21

Grants of up to $50,000 to researchers affiliated with USA qualified institutions to advance research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to increase the institution's

GrantWatch ID#: 125838

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films

Deadline 07/26/21

Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be give

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to USA and Canada Non-Profits for Programs that Enhance the Quality of Life in Eligib...

Deadline 09/30/21

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations in multiple states and provinces to improve the quality of life in eligible regions. Funding is intended to address priority areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; workforce development; civic and cultural growth; hum

GrantWatch ID#: 129040

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Individuals and Non-Federal Agencies for Conservation Initiatives in Agricultu...

Deadline 07/19/21

Grants to USA and territories individuals and non-federal agencies to promote the adoption and development of innovative approaches to conservation in agriculture. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Priority funding ar

GrantWatch ID#: 129980

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA and International Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Benefit Families, Ch...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and International nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, and agencies for initiatives to benefit families, children, and communities. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include equitable communi

GrantWatch ID#: 133552