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Published on April 20, 2021

Bowse Health Trust 2021 Grant Applications Open

The James T. Bowse Health Trust announces the opening of the 2021 grant cycle with Letters of Intent due on June 15, 2021. The Trust focuses its funding on new projects that support a healthier life for residents in the Rutland Region.

We know that fostering good health starts well before medical care is needed,” said Jamie Bentley, MPH, Community Impact Coordinator at Rutland Regional Medical Center and the Bowse Health Trust. “Health begins where we live, learn, work and play and these grants support programs that foster healthy community and programs.

Successful letters and projects will address the priority areas identified in the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment. Priority areas include, housing, childcare and parenting, supporting the aging community, and mental health. Additionally, COVID-19 Gaps, will remain a priority area as the pandemic continues to create significant barriers to better health for many in our community.

This year, the Bowse Health Trust will host a one-hour virtual information session the afternoon of Monday, May 3. The session will cover the Letter of Intent and the proposal process as well as highlight health equity grant requirements. Register for the informational session here>>>

The James T. Bowse Health Trust is a program of Rutland Regional Medical Center and funds community-based, collaborative projects in Rutland County. Agencies are invited to write full proposals and must submit them by September 15. Grant awards will be announced by December 15, and grant funds will start on January 1, 2022. All grant guidelines, application information, and the Community Health Needs Assessment are available here on the Rutland Regional Medical Center website. For more information, email the Bowse Health trust at

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Rutland Regional Medical Center, founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond.


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