State of Vermont to Award $4 Million in School Safety Grants to Strengthen Security Infrastructure
More than 250 Vermont schools have applied for funding to make security upgrades to their facilities. The State will award $4 million in grants by this fall to help schools strengthen security, using guidance from a statewide safety assessment conducted earlier this year. Governor Phil Scott ordered the assessments after an alleged school shooting plot was uncovered and averted in Fair Haven in February. Read more
July 11, 2018
Help Inform Vermont's Clean Water Budget!
The Clean Water Board is requesting public input on the state's fiscal year 2020 clean water funding priorities. Weigh in by completing this online questionnaire, open July 2nd - 31st. Read more
July 10, 2018
Health Department Updates Health Advisory for PFAS
The Vermont Department of Health has updated its health advisory for drinking water of 20 parts per trillion (ppt) to cover five per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are a large group of human-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. Exposure to certain PFAS may affect different systems in the human body. Read more