3/19/22 The question is: "If you don’t receive EDC funds how will you go forward with the project? "
Reply. The requested funds are the sole means of enabling Bookstock in 2022 to engage part time paid staff. Without these funds, the paid staff would have be laid off and volunteers would have to assume all their responsibilities for the June 24 - 26 festival. Realistically, this likely will result in a severe cutback in the program since volunteers cannot be found at this late date. As noted in our meeting, we aim to replace much or all EDC funding for June 2023 through a major expansion of contributors.
We'd like to note here that the IRS has notified Bookstock of approved 501C3 tax exempt status; thus we cease using Sustainable Woodstock as fiscal agent.