Dairy Improvement Grants

With grant funds donated by Commonwealth Dairy, the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program provides grants of up to $40,000 to Vermont dairy farmer members of the St. Albans Co-op and Dairy Farmers of America to make on-farm improvements.

This grant program is a partnership between the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, Commonwealth Dairy, the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Dairy Farmers of AmericaHousing Vermont, and the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation.

Application Instructions (link)

Application form (link)

Download the application and review the instructions before filling out the application. Compile the required materials and submit your application one of the following ways:

ONLINE SUBMISSION (preferred method) – LINK TO APPLICATION
To submit your application through our online system, have your responses prepared and all of your attachments ready to upload. Budget sheet form for online submission can be downloaded HERE.

MAIL SUBMISSION
If you choose to submit your application by mail, you must download and complete the full application. Once completed, printed and signed, mail your application materials to

Liz Gleason
Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program
58 East State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted online or postmarked by 5pm on May 17th, 2017.

Questions & Assistance With Your Application

If you have questions about this grant, please contact Liz Gleason at dairygrants@vhcb.org or 828-3370. If you need help putting together an application or business plan, contact Liz as soon as possible – we may be able to set you up with a farm business advisor to help you with the process.