Grants offered to state towns
VERMONT - Last year, Wilmington Works secured a “winter placemaking” AARP grant to build a winter park. This year, AARP Vermont aims to issue the same grant of $24,000 among six Vermont towns or cities. The goal is to jump-start winter placemaking demonstration projects that create public spaces and streets that are safe and accessible for everyone, as well as inspire and educate community leaders and residents.
The objectives of the winter placemaking demonstration projects are to help participants enhance perceptions and attitudes toward community change; recognize how placemaking and community design influence successful aging, equity, and health while enhancing overall livability; and give participants an expanded toolkit to draw from to build healthier, more vibrant public spaces during the winter months.
Applicants are encouraged to participate in the placemaking workshop held in the fall of 2021, at a date to be announced, to deepen their understanding and skills to better utilize placemaking in their community project. Grant program RFP and applications are posted at https://states.aarp.org/vermont/aarp-accepting-grant-applications-from-v..., with all the details.
Applications should be received by Kelly Stoddard Poor from AARP VT at email@example.com by 5 pm on Friday, November 11, to be eligible for consideration.