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$150,000 in Funding Available to Support Addison County Health Equity Efforts

$150,000 in Funding Available to Support Addison County Health Equity Efforts Image

Middlebury- UVM Health Network – Porter Medical Center, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health – Middlebury Office of Local Health, was recently awarded with the Vermont Community Health Partnership Grant (VT CHEP) by the Vermont Public Health Institute and the Centers for Disease Control to address health inequities in our community that have been exacerbated by COVID-19.

$150,000 of grant funding is available and applicants can request awards ranging from $5,000 – $30,000. Funding will be awarded to projects that support efforts to improve health equity among populations that have traditionally been underfunded or underrepresented within our community.

“We see this as an opportunity to support those who are already doing the work to increase equity within our community,” said Sylvie Choiniere, Blueprint Program Manager for Porter Medical Center.

Applications will be accepted through December 9, 2022. Instructions and the application packet are available online at:

Organizations and individuals without formal grant-writing experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals whose primary language is not English and who do not speak, read, write or understand English can request a translated application. Assistance with the application process is available.

The VT CHEP Steering Committee is also looking for community members who are interested in being part of the review process. Reviewers should expect to dedicate up to ten hours of their time. Stipends will be provided.

To inquire about participating in the review process or for more information on this grant, contact Courtney Thorn at or (802) 388-8860.