Theresa S. Brungardt Award

Awards to Vermont Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and
Individuals for Contributions to Parks and Recreation

GrantWatch ID#: 173909
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Vermont Recreation and Parks Association (VRPA)


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Awards to Vermont individuals, professionals, nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations, and government agencies to recognize outstanding contributions to parks and recreation throughout the State.

Award Categories
In any year, the Theresa S. Brungardt Award may be given in one, two, three, or none of the categories described below, depending on the number of nominations and whether or not the nominations meet the expected standards.

Full-time leader, supervisor, administrator, manager, educator, planner, researcher, designer, or consultant who has made outstanding contributions to the recreation and/or park field. The candidate must have at least ten years' professional experience, three years serving in Vermont; and have made a contribution to the field over a period of time and not just a single occurrence. The area of contribution may include the following: leadership, job performance, education, research, innovative programming, public relations, or other area not defined.

Friend of Recreation:
A layman, board member, community or state leader, public official, or volunteer who has made outstanding, contributions to the recreation and/or park field. The individual must have demonstrated a continuing interest in some phase of recreation and/or park service, and exhibited a full measure of leadership in some project or area of service. The service must have been rendered over a period of at least two years.

Community Organization or Agency:
A commercial, professional, private, governmental, or nonprofit organization or agency that has made outstanding contributions to the recreation and/or park field. The contributions may be for an outstanding program that has made a unique impact on its participants, a distinctive indoor or outdoor facility notable for its architectural character or functional use, outstanding interpretation of recreation and parks, or similar achievement.

Eligibility and criteria vary by category.

Email nominations by Monday, August 11, 2017.

The awards are presented at the Annual Vermont Conference on Recreation each September.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email nominations to:
Andy Cappello, Awards Chair

Call Andy at 802-334-6345 or the VRPA office at 802-878-2077 if you have questions.

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