2020 Grant Schedule

Quick Summary

 

The schedule for small grants ($5,000 or less) is as follows:

  • Optional grant workshop on November 7th at 6 pm (just prior to our EDC meeting)

  • Required submission of application on January 7th

  • Required attendance at Annual Planning Meeting to answer questions on January 11th

  • EDC decisions made on January 11th

  • Select Board approval on January 21st

The schedule for large grants (above $5,000) is as follows:

  • Optional grant workshop on November 7th at 6 pm (just prior to our EDC meeting)

  • Optional pre-application due on November 27th

  • Optional attendance at December EDC meeting to present pre-application, and have an EDC member assigned to help develop a workplan (if an EDC member is interested)

  • Required submission of application and workplan on January 7th

  • Required attendance at Annual Planning Meeting to answer questions on January 11th

  • EDC decisions made on January 11th

  • Select Board approval on January 21st
     

More Detailed Explanation

In order to develop a single integrated plan for 2020, the Economic Development Commission (EDC) is accepting grants for projects in 2020 that will achieve our four objectives: expanding housing supply, marketing Woodstock, improving physical amenities in the town, and supporting the local business environment. The deadline for submitting grant applications is January 7th, 2020, and all applicants will need to attend in person and present their application at the EDC's Annual Planning Meeting, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 11th.

To help prepare the best possible grant applications we strongly encourage applicants to take advantage of the optional support the EDC will offer. We will host a grant workshop on Thursday, November 7th at 6 pm in Town Hall, to explain how we evaluate grants and to answer questions about the best way to put forward your application. For those submitting larger grant requests (greater than $5,000) we strongly encourage you to submit a pre-application by November 27 and to attend the EDC meeting on Thursday, December 5th to discuss you application. The EDC may choose to assign an interested EDC member to work with you to develop a detailed project workplan and help submit your final application on January 7th.

The grant workshop for small grants and the pre-application and discussion for larger grants are optional, but in our past experience applications are often lacking critical information the first time they are presented to the EDC. To give applicants the best chance to present a strong case for funding we hope applicants will take advantage of the additional support the EDC is providing.

Finally, please note that we are accepting applications for large grants (those above $5,000) only once, at our Annual Planning Meeting; and we will accept applications for smaller grants later in the year only if our budget has not been fully allocated at the Annual Planning Meeting. So, please think ahead and consider whether your organization will require funding at any point in 2020, even if your funding need comes later in the year.

Further information about the requirements for grant applications is available here on the EDC website.

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