John Herrick

Working Lands Enterprise Initiative awards $750,000 in grants

Pair of Windham County projects among the 16 recipients

Vermonters in the forestry and agriculture sectors got a helping hand from the state last week.

The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative awarded 16 businesses a total of $750,000 in grant money at an event at Beaver Brook Farm in Marshfield, the last of nearly $1 million in the program's available grant money.

The program provides financial and technical support for Vermont's working landscape, which includes businesses, infrastructure, and products in the agriculture and forestry sectors of the economy.

“When we make things, we make Vermont,” said Michael Snyder, commissioner of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.

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Time running out for hazard mitigation funds

Vermont towns must apply for latest round of funds from federal program by July 12

The application window for a remaining $11 million in federal funds for natural disaster mitigation projects closes July 12. According to the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Vermont is eligible for funding from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The money, which was authorized in the wake...

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