Several local Vermont institutions will receive taxpayer supported Cultural Facilities Grants. Gov. James Douglas and the Vermont Arts Council made the awards last week. The Cultural Facilities Grant Program funds projects that are said to improve existing cultural facilities and expand their capacity to provide cultural activities in their communities.
A list of grant recipients is below.
The Cultural Facilities Grant program is administered by the Vermont Arts Council in conjunction with the Vermont Historical Society, the Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance, and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. The program is funded through an annual appropriation in the Capital Budget.
•Friends of the Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
$20,000 to plan and install a sprinkler system.
Contact: Jackson Evans. Phone: 877-6737, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury
$9,460 for improvements to make the main entrance wheelchair accessible.
Contact: Jan Albers. Phone: 388-2117, e-mail: email@example.com.
•Ripton United Methodist Church, Ripton
$13,042 for electrical upgrades and the construction of library shelving.
Contact: Jean Cherouny. Phone: 388-1634, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Town of Bristol
$6,066 for stage improvements including upgrades to stage lighting, installation of a movie screen, and installation of a painted curtain.
Contact: Carol Wells. Phone: 453-2486, e-mail: email@example.com.
•Mount Holly Community Association, Belmont
$17,000 to make water supply connection, septic, and ADA accessiblity improvements to the lower floor of the Community Center.
Contact: Francis DeVine. Phone: 259-2562, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Town of Pawlet, Pawlet
$14,800 to install a three-stop elevator providing access to the second floor auditorium, first floor Town offices and basement meeting space.
Contact: Karen Folger. Phone: 325-3309, email: email@example.com.