Working Communities Challenge Grant Program: Apply by November 1

Working Communities

The Working Communities Challenge grant program has just launched.  Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in applying.  A letter of interest is due November 1 and the full planning grant application is due on December 13.  Six cross-sector teams that each represent a group of rural towns, a region, or a small city in Vermont will be awarded a 4-5 month grant of $10,000-$15,000 to participate in the Planning Phase.  Three teams will be selected for three implementation grants of $300K over a three year period and supported with technical assistance. 

Do you have a vision for your community?
Are you a community leader, business person, elected official, member of a nonprofit group, advocate, or community member? 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and its Vermont partners invite you to learn more about the Working Communities Challenge, a grant competition designed to support cross-sector teams working collaboratively to build strong, healthy economies and communities in Vermont’s rural towns, regions, and small cities.

Regional Information Sessions will take place at the various locations in October to explain more about the Working Communities Challenge and the Planning Grant application. Each session will provide an overview of the Working Communities Challenge, the Application process, and the criteria to apply. For more information, please visit the Vermont Working Communities Challenge webpage or contact Stephen Michon, VT Working Communities Director, at stephen.michon [at] bos.frb.org ()Please click here to download the Planning Grant Application.