Agricola Barn in Panton receives historic grant

PANTON — Agricola Farm in Panton was among 20 farms to receive a Barn Preservation Grant recently from The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. This year, the program will award $350,235 to fund 20 preservation projects in eleven Vermont counties. These grants will leverage $1 million in restoration and rehabilitation efforts. The program received 28 applications this year requesting a total of $483,424 in grant funding. Agricola Farm dates to … (read more)

Orwell library receives $3,000 grant for technology

ORWELL — Orwell Free Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their … (read more)

Area WIC program receives grant

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury district office of the USDA’s WIC program was among the 13 WIC clinics in New England and New York to receive Loving Support Awards of Excellence for exemplary efforts in supporting breastfeeding mothers. These awards, presente … (read more)

Vermont Folklife Center nabs LGBTQ grant

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Folklife Center recently received $3,500 from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Samara Fund. This year the Fund focused it’s grants on supporting the LGBTQ community in Vermont. The Folklife Center will use the grant to support the “ … (read more)

Midd Fire Department nets $2,566 FEMA grant

MIDDLEBURY — FEMA has announced $7.8 million in direct assistance grants to 340 fire departments nationwide,  including the Middlebury Fire Department. The grants are part of the agency’s FY2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental progr … (read more)

Mary Johnson Children’s Center receives grant to help feed kids

MIDDLEBURY — Mary Johnson Children’s Center recently received a $10,000 grant from the Help Feed Kids and Families During Summer program. The center has been working to respond to the dramatic surge in requests for food assistance during the COVID-19 cris … (read more)

Sheldon lands $29k National Endowment grant

MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES grant in the amount of $29,362 for the project, “Archives Alive: Building Primary Source Collections During COVID-19 at the Henry … (read more)

Grant targets hazardous home products

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District recently received a grant of $40,796 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The grant is being used to help fund household hazardous waste collection and disposal for the … (read more)

Vergennes seeks grant for street lighting

VERGENNES — At their March 10 meeting Vergennes City Council members backed a resolution that will allow City Manager Daniel Hofman to apply for a $170,000 Downtown Transportation Fund Grant to help fund decorative streetlights on the north side of Main S … (read more)

Nominate Vermont farmers for a grant

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Land Trust is accepting applications for an award to celebrate and benefit Vermont farmers. The $5,000 Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award will be given to a Vermont farmer who exemplifies land stewardship, giving back, and entrepreneur … (read more)

End of Life Services gets a $75K grant

MIDDLEBURY — The Hoehl Family Foundation has awarded $75,000 to Middlebury’s End of Life Services in support of their mission to provide compassionate care for those at the end of life. End of Life Services believes that every person should be able to die … (read more)

VUHS wins $25K grant for personalized learning

VERGENNES — The Vermont Agency of Education has awarded a $25,000 grant to Vergennes Union High School to help expand the school’s personalization efforts, including Personalized Learning Plans. With the “Connecting Personalized Learning Plans to Curricul … (read more)

Career Center team wins $10,000 grant from Lemelson-MIT Program

MIDDLEBURY — After years of development by successive student teams at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, an invention called the “maple meter” has won some major recognition. Yesterday the HCC received a $10,000 InvenTeam grant from t … (read more)

Porter wins grant to offer free cooking classes

MIDDLEBURY — RiseVT has awarded The Blueprint for Health, in partnership with Porter Hospital, a $1000 grant to offer free cooking classes as part of the Blueprint’s Diabetes Prevention Program. The cooking classes will take place once per month for 12 mo … (read more)

$500K grant aims to help the Bristol economy

BRISTOL — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., this past Wednesday announced that Bristol will get a half-million dollars in federal funds to advance a plan to build a business park in town.  It was one of two Vermont economic development projects to be awarde … (read more)