April 26, 2017

Around Town

Tiny grants available
The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions is seeking applications for its 2014 Tiny Grant program. The grants provide seed money and/or matching funds for specific conservation projects at the local level. Individual grants are available from $250-$600. Applications are due April 15 and awards will be announced May 1. Conservation Commissions and groups working to become conservation commissions are eligible. Groups must also be members of the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions. For more information, visit vtconservation.com/blog/ or email jbrown@vnrc.org.
Hannaford seeks ‘Health Heroes’
Hannaford Supermarkets recently announced the return of the “Hannaford Health Hero” program, which will recognize the work of 12 Vermont volunteers who inspire others within the community to make healthy choices for life on behalf of non-profit organizations. Hannaford Supermarkets will donate $500 to the non-profit and the honoree will receive a $50 Hannaford gift card.
Nominations should describe in 200 words or less how the designated individual or group of individuals inspires others to make healthy lifestyle choices while engaged in volunteer work for a non-profit organization in Vermont. Nominees may be cited for a specific action or their overall commitment to health and wellness. Nominations must be submitted by executive directors or volunteer coordinators of registered 501(c)(3) organizations. Nominees must be Vermont residents and at least 13 years old.
Nominations may be submitted online at www.hannafordhealthhero.com.



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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