Editor’s Note: This is part of a series recognizing each of the 50 states by providing state specific grants for each. These articles follow the National Day Calendar Year. The calendar began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union starting the week of Independence Day. Vermont was the 14th state to join the union and is celebrated on Oct. 12.
So, in honor of National Rhode Island Day, GrantWatch is sharing some of its favorite grants below that are specifically for the state.
Vermont, also known as the Green Mountain State, is one of the six New England states. Its beautiful scenic views include red maple trees that bring a blaze of color to Vermont’s autumn landscape. Whether skiing, hiking, or attending the Quechee Balloon Festival that takes place every June in Woodstock, VT, the state is the ideal place to have a new adventure.
Many consider Vermont to be the healthiest state in the country with one of the highest public health funding in the U.S. In addition, Vermont has 395.3 primary care physicians per 100,000 people, which is the second-highest among states. Along with being a leader in health, the state is home to world-class cheese making. Visitors can experience this on the Vermont Cheese Trail, which is a scenic 280-mile loop that features more than 40 farms and factories throughout the state.
In addition to these interesting facts, here are a few other facts you might not know about the state.
10 Fun Facts about the Green Mountain State
- Before it was added to the union in 1791, Vermont was its own country, named the Republic of Vermont.
- The state is is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S., producing over 500,000 gallons a year.
- Two U.S Presidents, Chester A. Arthur, and Calvin Coolidge were both born in Vermont.
- Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery, both as an independent country and a state.
- Vermont along with Maine is one of the most rural states in the nation.
- There are no skyscrapers in the entire state.
- The state’s flower is the red clover.
- Billboards are illegal in Vermont.
- The state is the birthplace of Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream.
- Until 1996, Vermont was the only state without a Wal-Mart.
Five Grants Specific to Vermont
- There are grants available to Vermont nonprofits for projects related to conservation, renewable energy and water quality. Funding is intended to give nonprofits the resources needed to create positive and sustainable change.
- And there are grants available to Vermont non-profits and for-profits to promote forestry, farming, and food products. Funding is intended for projects that promote forestry, farming, and food products throughout the state.
- There are grants available to Vermont nonprofits, municipalities, businesses, and individuals to preserve historical agricultural structures. These grants of up to $15,000 will support adaptive use and repair of historically significant agricultural buildings
- And there are grants available to Vermont Law Enforcement (LEA) and organizations to develop and enhance community education centers. The purpose of these centers will be to help with education or workforce development.
- Finally, there are grants available to Vermont’s Chamber of Commerce and business organizations to support COVID-19 recovery by promoting tourism. These grants of up to $30,000 are available to these organizations to promote tourism impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
GrantWatch has an entire website dedicated exclusively to grants for Vermont. You can also find grants for all the other 49 states, territories, and some international regions on the site by using the search bar and changing the geographic focus option to match.
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