The Vermont Arts Council is accepting grant applications from non-profit groups for the Cultural Facilities program.
Vermont non-profit organizations and municipalities interested in applying for the grants are urged to attend one of the workshops.
The grant program helps nonprofit organizations and municipalities enhance, create or expand existing buildings to provide cultural activities for the public.
Examples of projects eligible for funding include:
* Improvements such as wiring, heating, ADA accessibility features (elevators, lifts, assistive listening systems, ramps and bathrooms), lighting and stage work.
* Building improvements, permanent display panels and/or exhibit cases, permanent infrastructure or fixed equipment expenses. (Fixed equipment improvements must include where appropriate features to improve accessibility such as assistive listening devices with a sound system. They may include a portable element, such as microphones for a sound system, if it is only to be used within the building.)
* Wireless/broadband capacity will be eligible only for the purpose of enhancing programming capacity.
Contact Michelle Bailey prior to preparing your application, to be sure your project is eligible.
Grant funds and matching funds may only be used for materials ordered or purchased and for work begun and completed after notification of a grant award.
The application deadline is May 1, 2017
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