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The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund was created by the Vermont Legislature in 1995 to accelerate the development of Vermont’s green economy. We do this by providing early stage grant funding, loans, and technical assistance to entrepreneurs, businesses, farmers, networks and others interested in developing jobs and markets in the green economy.

The VSJF typically focuses on 2 or 3 of the market sectors identified by the legislature at any one time.  Our current focus is on increasing the local production and local use of biofuels, and sustainable forest products and in strengthening Vermont’s food system.

The products and services we support drive the green economy by:

  • Striving to dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels,
  • relocalizing production (including food production, manufacturing, and the sustainable use of local resources), and
  • building economic and community resilience against challenges such as peak oil and climate change.

We analyze critical market development needs for these goods and services and deploy our grants and technical assistance to meet those needs.