BGS Building Communities Grants Awarded

A total of almost $50,000 was recently awarded to Addison County organizations through the Vermont Buildings & General Services (BGS) "Building Community" grants program. The program awards matching grants to municipalities and nonprofit organizations for capital costs associated with the major maintenance, renovation, and development of facilities in the following categories: human services, health care & education; recreation; and economic development. For 2018, $47,783 was awarded to the following projects: $7,200 to the Bristol Recreation Club for the completion of a trail project; $14,833 to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes for the renovation of the kitchen at their new facility; $5,750 to the United Way of Addison County for renovations to their building; and $20,000 to the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) for the expansion of Vermont Tree Goods in Bristol.