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Nutrition Incentive Program RFA Released

The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program has released the 2022 RFA for Nutrition Incentive grants. Applications will be due June 30, 2022. In a change this year, the program has split the RFAs for Nutrition Incentives and for Produce Prescriptions (produce incentives that include a health care partner) into two separate packages. Produce Prescriptions have not yet been posted.

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Strengthening Community Support of Older Vermonters Grant Opportunity - Deadline Approaching!!

The deadline for applying to the Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) Strengthening Community Support of Older Vermonters community grant opportunity is fast approaching!

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USDA Small Business 201

USDA Small Business 201

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Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership: Collaboration for Conservation, World Water Day and National Ag Day

The Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership (VAWQP) released its 2021 Annual Report when marking a milestone in the decade-long commitment to water quality in the Green Mountain State.

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NIFA seeks applications under the American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment Program-RFA's Due June 1

United States of Agriculture (USDA) NIFA will provide funding for Cooperators to deliver technical assistance and support for economically distressed and/or underserved communities, including socially disadvantaged producers, farmers and ranchers with limited access to resources, veterans, and other key targeted individuals and communities.

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Next Phases of Environmental Clean Up Underway

Vermont Farmers Food Center is working closely with state and regional agencies to expedite the testing necessary to move forward with the environmental clean up in Farmers Hall.

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Technical Assistance Grants Available to Vermont Small Businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Regional Development Corporations of Vermont are part of a new grant program that will deliver technical assistance to small businesses to aid with business recovery from COVID-19 impacts.

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Salvation Farms is Visited by Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor

On Monday, March 7th 2022, Salvation Farms welcomed Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray for a day of hands-on participation in the local food system. The Lt. Governor was introduced to the work of Salvation Farms, an agricultural surplus management organization, through taking part in several components of their work. “Here in Vermont and nationally, food insecurity is linked with climate security and economic security. As a state, we need to invest in local, resilient food systems that diminish waste, strengthen resilience and grow local partnerships. Salvation Farms does just that and serves as a model for Vermont” says Lt. Governor Gray.

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USDA Small Business 201 Workshop Invite

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration invites you to attend the virtual “USDA Small Business 201 Workshop” on April 13, 2022, and April 14, 2022, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST, both days. This workshop is the second in the series of USDA’s efforts to support and show case procurement opportunities to rural, minority, women, veteran, and other small businesses.

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Registration for the August 30-September 1, 2022 International Workshop on Agritourism is now open.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain Hotel in downtown Burlington and online. Registration is available for one-day or all three days. Early registration rates are available through March 29, 2022, so act now!

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