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March 17, 2009

VEM Awards 10 Generator Grants

WATERBURY, VT – Vermont Emergency Management has awarded grants to 9 Vermont towns and 1 school that will allow them to equip emergency shelters with generators.

The award recipients will share a little more than $200,000 from a federal program designed for this specific purpose. The towns and school may use the funds to purchase a generator, wire their shelter for a generator, or both.

Fair Haven was the largest recipient; it will use its $55,000 award to purchase and wire a new generator at its 220 person town shelter at the Fair Haven Elementary School. The Jamaica Village School was the lone educational institution to receive funds, nearly $8,000.

Funds were granted based on a number of criteria, including the applicant’s ability to shelter residents in an adequate facility, whether or not they have response plans, and compliance with federal guidelines. Vermont Emergency Management reviewed all applications and determined which entities would receive the awards.

For additional information, call Vermont Emergency Management at 1-800-347-0488.

Complete List of Recipients and Amount of Award:

Braintree - $14,400

Burke – $13,500

Fair Haven - $55,500

Hardwick - $25,000

Ira - $411.36

Jamaica School - $7,950

Manchester - $12,715

Pownal - $27,600

Thetford - $20,000

Whitingham - $25,994

Source: Vermont Emergency Management
Last Updated at: March 17, 2009 09:16:39