Two Southern VT arts centers get Rural Development grants

USDA Rural Development has awarded Community Facility grants to two Brattleboro non-profits: New England Center for Circus Arts Inc. and Latchis Arts Inc. Latchis Arts logo

“USDA is pleased to support the Brattleboro arts community and creative economy that is serving as an economic engine to inspire innovation, create jobs and re-energize the community,” said David Robinson, acting state director of USDA Rural Development.
New England Center for Circus Arts will use the $44,100 grant to assist with the purchase of new equipment and fixtures to improve and expand their programs for youth.

New England Center for Circus Arts logoLatchis Arts Inc. is in the process of renovating the main theater at the historic Latchis Building. Grant funds of $32,600 will be used to replace theater seats.

USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of more than $189 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural areas. For more information on Rural Development, visit

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