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Recipients Announced for 2020 Ski Vermont Working Lands Grant

Vine Ripe Greenhouse Construction, Walden Heights Nursery Orchard Will Use Funding to Increase Capabilities, Improve Efficiency and Create Jobs

May 26, 2020 | Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Ski Areas Association (Ski Vermont) is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2020 Ski Vermont Grant, awarded annually through the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Fund, are Vine Ripe Greenhouse Construction in Roxbury and Walden Heights Nursery Orchard in Walden.The two grants, totaling just over $15,500, will help these two participants in Vermont’s “small farm revolution” improve their infrastructure and expand their capabilities with improved efficiency. To date, Ski Vermont has awarded nearly $51,500 in grants through the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Fund to a wide variety of in-state businesses. “The Working Lands Enterprise Board is grateful for the philanthropy extended to date from Ski Vermont’s support of Agriculture & Forestry based businesses around the State. Ski Vermont’s thoughtful selection ensures awareness of the critical positive impacts these funds provide’, said Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets Alyson Eastman.

Working Lands Grants Will Assist Vermont Agriculture Businesses with COVID-19 Planning and Response

WLEB offers funding to help state’s working lands economy continue feeding and serving Vermonters

May 18, 2020 | Montpelier, VT – As Vermont continues to adapt to the economic and public health challenges of COVID-19, the Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) plans to award a total of $180,000 in COVID-19 Response Business Development Grants within the sectors of agriculture and forestry. These funds are designed to complement business’s ability to maintain operations while increasing capacity to rebuild and/or recover during this unprecedented time of need.

USDA Announces Grants for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $3 million for grants through its new Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production. The competitive grants will support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects through two categories, Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. USDA will accept applications on until midnight July 6, 2020.

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