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Working Lands Enterprise Board Announces $750,000 in Available Investments To Help Grow Vermont’s Economy

Today, the Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s grant cycle and the availability of approximately $750,000 in investments for the 2018 program year. Funds support projects across forestry and agriculture that enhance Vermont’s communities, economy and culture.

“The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative is critical for our Vermont farm and forest economies. The program demonstrates a strong partnership between the public and private sectors, led by the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. This is an important use of funds to strengthen our working lands economies here in Vermont,” said Gov. Phil Scott.

“The Working Lands Program is stronger than ever. It's growing the Vermont economy. We are entering our 6th year of this program, with more than $750,000 to invest in farm, food, forestry, and wood product businesses and service providers. If you are a Vt. working lands business or service provider, we encourage you to apply,” said Secretary Anson Tebbetts, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets.

There are three types of grants Vermont working lands businesses can apply for. Click here for more information on each grant opportunity. Links for the requests for proposals, applications and deadlines can be found online at http://workinglands.vermont.gov/apply/rfp. Recorded Informational videos are posted at http://workinglands.vermont.gov/video for 24/7 viewing.