2020 RiseVT Amplify Grant Application

RiseVT is excited to financially support a variety of projects by awarding 2020 Amplify Grants to community partners whose projects make the healthy choice the easy choice where we live, work, learn, and play. Amplify Grants range $250-$1,500—the budget of the proposed project must not exceed $1,500. We encourage applicants to apply for only what is needed for your specific project.

After the grant funds have been spent, grantees are required to submit at least one photo and a short blog post (250 to 350 words describing your project) highlighting the most significant change this project provided their community.

Grant checks will be written directly to grantees as listed on the W-9 submitted with the application. Recipients will be recognized on the RiseVT website and in local and social media.

We encourage you to contact your local program manager for application assistance or with any other questions:

Andrea Malinowski
RiseVT Bennington Program Manager

Developing Your Proposal

When developing proposals, please address the following criteria. Funding is available for RiseVT community partners that specifically address these areas:

  • Work to address one or more of the CDC strategies to reduce obesity
  • Increase access and reduce barriers to:
    • Physical activity
    • Healthy foods
    • Physical, social, and emotional wellbeing

Additional Guidelines

  • Funds can be used for stipends or one-time funding for staff time related to the project.
  • Funds cannot be used for an organization’s overhead or core business operating expenses.
  • Project activities must take place and funds must be spent/committed in the 2020 calendar year.

Please Note:

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you compose the body of your grant application first in a document such as MS Word, before cutting and pasting it into the online application template.

THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED while you are in the process of composing online, and applications have been lost in the past during this process and through technical-related interruptions, such as server disconnections.