Secretary of State announces $128,000 in grants to Vermont towns

first_imgSecretary of State Deb Markowitz announced today that 60 Vermont towns will receive grants totaling over $128,000 through the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Improved Administration of Federal Elections program. These funds will be used to improve the administration of the primary and general elections in 2010. Towns will be able to use these funds to purchase equipment and services to ensure that our elections continue to run smoothly, said Markowitz.The Improved Administration of Federal Elections program is intended to provide funding for services and equipment such as computers, installation of a telephone line at the polling place, signage, computer software and training. Towns were invited to submit applications for funding to the Secretary of State s Office. Since 2005, 284 grants totaling over $558,000 have been awarded to Vermont towns through this program.For more information on the Help America Vote Act, go to the Secretary of State s website at is external)2009 HAVA Grant Recipients and AmountsAddison435.99Barre City4,185.00Barton 2,450.00Berlin760.00Brattleboro1,600.00Burke801.66Burlington 1,172.43Chester1,880.00Colchester2,620.00Concord1,079.00Danville3,100.00Duxbury2,691.00Elmore 350.00Glover 4,000.00Goshen2,985.00Granby494.30Grand Isle 2,200.00Guilford4,000.00Holland 1,000.00Jay1,624.00Johnson1,739.64Leicester2,250.00Lincoln1,642.00Lunenburg550.00Lyndon1,007.50Milton2,780.00Monkton2,441.00Montgomery1,750.00Moretown2,586.54Morristown2,632.00Newfane5,135.50North Hero3,320.00Pownal 2,630.00Putney5,500.00Randolph1,967.00Richford525.00Ripton3,341.00Roxbury1,953.61Ryegate1,868.00Saint Johnsbury2,700.00Salisbury 2,770.99Sandgate2,395.00Shaftsbury2,698.75Shoreham731.00Shrewsbury 264.95South Burlington6,525.00Springfield2,645.00Sudbury2,920.00Waitsfield315.00Walden1,200.00Waterbury545.60Waterford3,067.00West Rutland 390.00Westfield 1,030.00Westminster617.98Wheelock4,119.98Wilmington1,250.00Wolcott2,035.00Woodbury3,650.00Worcester1,486.00last_img

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