$2.4 million in community grants awarded


BRATTLEBORO, VT. >> More than $2.4 million in community develop grants are going to nine projects around Vermont — ranging from the construction of affordable housing to enlarging culverts.

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the grants Thursday.

Among them, the Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. is getting $1 million to help with the acquisition and expansion of buildings at an industrial park to support the expansion of GS Precision, which will create at least 31 new jobs over the next two years and 100 over the next five years.

A nearly $500,000 grant will go toward affordable housing in Waltham to redevelop a blighted mobile home park into 14 duplex rental homes.

And more than $320,000 will be used in Cambridge and Jeffersonville village to replace a railroad bridge and enlarge two culverts to prevent flooding.


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