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*****Media Advisory*****
Press Release
City of Brentwood Now Accepting Applications for Agricultural Enterprise Grant Program
12/2/08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Brentwood
December 2, 2008
Contact:  Linda Maurer, lmaurer@ci.brentwood.ca.us
925-516-5139

***MEDIA ADVISORY***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 CITY OF BRENTWOOD NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISE GRANT PROGRAM

BRENTWOOD, Calif., December 2, 2008 – The City of Brentwood is now accepting applications for the 2008/2009 Agricultural Enterprise Grant Program.  In its second year, the Agricultural Enterprise Grant Program aims to assist local agricultural organizations fund area marketing and enterprise activities for the purpose of promoting the Brentwood agricultural area.

According to Linda Maurer, the City’s Economic Development Manager who oversees its agricultural enterprise activities, approximately $38,000 will be available this year to help fund local marketing efforts, up from $30,600 available in 2007/2008.  Last year’s program helped to pay for the development of the Harvest Time farm trails map, increase the marketing efforts for Brentwood wines, as well as contribute to the Brentwood “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” campaign.
 
“This grant program is part of the City’s overall desire to help increase the economic vitality for farming in the Brentwood region,” said Maurer. 

Grant applications are due to the City no later than February 1, 2009 with grant awards announced in March 2009.  For more information, please visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us under Community Development: “Programs & Resources,” or contact Linda Maurer at 925-516-5139.

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