Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund

Good Morning!

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) announces the opening of applications for the second competitive round of the Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund.

In collaboration with local funders, VCRD is supporting innovators in developing solutions that move Vermont closer to its climate and energy goals by providing at least $20,000 in grant funding toward local projects. The second round follows a successful initial round of investments in 18 projects (out of 29 applications).

“This fund enables small catalyst projects that test ideas, learn from, and share new ways to create meaningful impact through local climate-based solutions. The breadth of projects across Vermont from the first round of the Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund speaks to the diversity and innovation required to implement local climate solutions,” noted Program Manager, Laura Cavin Bailey.

Award amounts range from $500 - $4,000 and will be awarded based on demonstrating a mix of innovation, collaboration, replicability, while also addressing Vermonters in need. Eligible applicants are municipalities, town committees, schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Learn More and Apply Today →

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions and I look forward to reviewing your applications!



Climate Economy Program Manager

Vermont Council on Rural Development

Apply Today!

Vermont Council on Rural Development

43 State Street, PO Box 1384 Montpelier, VT 05601

(802) 223-6091 [email protected]

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