BY STEVEN JUPITER
BRANDON—At the end of December, the Brandon Free Public Library (BFPL) got word that it will receive a $100,000 State Economic Development Grant from the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (VHCD). The money will go toward the library’s planned renovation, specifically to defray costs relating to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
BFPL was one of 12 projects in Vermont selected by VHCD for grants totaling $3.9 million.
“We appreciate the partnership with the town of Brandon to facilitate this grant,” said David Roberts, president of BFPL’s board of directors. “These grants are essential because we’ve faced greatly increased costs with regard to ADA compliance. The needed modifications are very expensive. The grant will help us make the library accessible to everyone.”