The Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund is opening a fourth round of grant applications. The fund is a joint effort of the Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.
In its first three rounds, the fund awarded 122 grants to farmers affected by Tropical Storm Irene. The grants totaled over $600,000.
As of today, over $2 million in contributions have been received or pledged to the fund.
The grant committee announced that applications will be accepted until December 2nd.
Grant checks will be distributed to selected farmers by the end of the year. Applications are available online at vtfloodresponse.org.