The Building Communities Grants Program has been funded for FY2024. This program, administered by BGS, includes the following:
1) $300,000.00 – Recreational Facilities Grant Program
2) $300,000,00 – Regional Economic Development Grant Program
3) $150,000.00 – Human Services Facilities Grant Program
4) $150,000.00 – Educational Facilities Grant Program
These grants are for construction and capital improvements to support and strengthen Vermont towns and regions. Descriptions, the application criteria, and the deadline for all four of these grant programs are available on the BGS website. For more information on these and other grant opportunities, please visit our website at the following address: https://bgs.vermont.gov/commissioner/building-communities-grants
Applicants including municipalities, nonprofit organizations, 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 Vermonters, legislative branch members, and executive branch administrative staff appointed by the Governor. Grants recipients will be awarded in October of 2023.
The deadline to submit applications for the Building Communities Grants is September 10, 2023.