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PAWLET — The Pawlet Public Library recently received two grant awards, one for general operating support, and the other for the Library Community Connector’s work in furthering transportation initiatives in the Pawlet Town Plan.

Vermont Humanities awarded the library a Cultural Relief Grant in the amount of $5,000 for general operating support.

This program is a partnership between the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities to provide rapid-response funding to arts and humanities organizations facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants were made possible with federal funds distributed through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

The two organizations are working together to maximize the impact of relief funding to Vermont’s arts and humanities organizations.

“Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council recognize that many of us have been unable to hold our annual in-person fundraising events that we depend on to pay for our operations,” said library director, Mary Lou Willits.


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