The FY21 Building Communities Grants through the Vermont Department of Building and General Services (BGS) is now available for applications. The Building Communities Grant Program consists of the Recreational Facilities Grant Program, the Regional Economic Development Grant Program, and the Human Services and Educational Facilities Grant Programs. These grants are intended for construction and capital improvements to support and strengthen Vermont towns and regions.
Applicants including municipalities, nonprofit agencies, and regional economic development organizations, are all encouraged to apply for these opportunities to fund construction, infrastructure support, and needed projects.
Although the award of the grants is competitive, the application process has been designed to be simple and straightforward. Grant applicants will be awarded funding as determined by a special committee comprised of private citizens, legislative branch members, and executive branch administrative staff appointed by the Governor. Grants will be awarded in the fall of 2020. Hurry to apply! The deadline is Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Descriptions and application criteria for all three of these grant programs are available on the Department of Buildings and General Services website: http://www.bgs.vermont.gov/commissioner/building-communities-grants.