By: Mia Watson

January 28, 2022


The State of Vermont has announced the launch of of Better Places, a statewide community grant program that empowers Vermonters to create vibrant and inclusive public places in the hearts of Vermont communities.

The program is a joint effort between the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, the Vermont Department of Health, the Vermont Community Foundation and Patronicity. 

Better Places is a non-competitive, community matching grant program serving Vermont’s designated downtowns, village centers, new town centers, or neighborhood development areas. The program provides one-on-one project coaching, local fundraising support, and two to one matching grants ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 to make community-led placemaking ideas a reality. 

Those who are interested in the program can learn more by attending the program launch webinar on Thursday, February 10, at 11:00 am. Register here or visit the website to learn more.