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Great Barrington Impact Fund Open for Applications
07:59AM / Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Applications are now being accepted for grants from the town's Community Impact Fund.
 
Applications are due Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. at Town Hall. More details and application paperwork can be found here.
 
For the 2022 fiscal year, the town has earmarked $350,000 for distribution among qualifying organizations, individuals, town committees and town departments seeking support for community benefit projects.
 
Applications will be reviewed by the town's Community Impact Fund committee, which then makes recommendations to the town manager.
 
The town's Community Impact Fund receives 3 percent of gross sales at cannabis dispensaries in Great Barrington.
 
The CIF committee has prioritized the following categories for funding consideration:
  • Health and safety education, particularly for youth
  • Social engagement and community building
  • Infrastructure/parking 
  • Criminal justice. 
 
Priority is given to organizations based in Great Barrington and programs that benefit a large number of people, especially Great Barrington residents.
 
Applications should be sent via email to Amy Pulver, Office Administrator, apulver@townofgb.org. Paper applications may be dropped off at Great Barrington Town Hall, located at 334 Main Street.
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