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Trade Show Assistance Grants Now Available!

Is your Vermont food or forestry businesses looking to expand into new markets? Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets’ Trade Show Assistance Grants might be able to help! These grants provide financial support to help businesses exhibit and sell their Vermont products at out-of-state trade shows or virtual trade shows that target out-of-state buyers. These matching funds can mitigate the financial risks associated with exhibiting at trade shows, which provide excellent opportunities to network with wholesale buyers. Applicants may apply for up to 5 trade shows and/or up to $5,000 in eligible reimbursements for shows taking place between 4/1/2022 and 3/31/2023. VAAFM will also consider applications for trade show costs incurred pre-award, back to 1/1/2022.


  1. Review the full Trade Show Assistance Grant Request for Applications.
  2. Register in WebGrants (may take up to two business days).
  3. Complete your application in WebGrants using this Application Guide.

The application period will close on March 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Please email Kristen Wirkkala at with any questions.

Trade Show Assistance Grant_Request for Applications_FY22.pdf