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Vermont Economic Recovery Grants for Cultural Organizations

This grant program closed on October 29, 2020. Through the Vermont Economic Recovery Grants program, 115 organizations received aid to help recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vermont’s H.966 legislation provides economic relief to businesses and organizations (including nonprofits) using funds Vermont received from the Federal CARES Act. This bill allocated $5 million to support cultural nonprofit organizations across Vermont. 

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) administered Vermont Economic Recovery Grants to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations from July to September 2, 2020. In order to distribute the remaining funds that were earmarked in H.966 for cultural nonprofits, the Arts Council accepted applications for Economic Recovery Grants from September 21 until October 29, 2020 

There were two types of applications: 

Supplemental Funding Application

For arts and cultural organizations who already received an initial Vermont Economic Recovery Grant.

Learn more about supplemental funding.

Funding for New Applicants

For arts and cultural organizations who have not received a Vermont Economic Recovery Grant.

Learn more about funding for new applicants.

Zoom Information Sessions

The Council held two online informational sessions for new applicants and for supplement awards on Sept. 21-21, 2020.