Vt. Gov. Scott announces $65,000 grant for Randolph recreation

  • Vermont Gov. Phil Scott arrives at the Randolph fire station for a business roundtable discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 in Randolph, Vt. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Staff Report
Thursday, March 14, 2019

RANDOLPH — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday announced a $65,000 grant intended to help the town of Randolph further the area’s recreational opportunities.

The money will be used in partnership with the Rochester-Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance to promote events and design trails and construction projects, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

The grant was made possible through legislation approved last year, and is administered through the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative.

“This program helps make major recreation projects attainable for communities with support from a diverse group of local experts,” Scott said in the release.

Scott visited the future home of the Trail Alliance during a trip to Randolph early this month. Called The Hub, the 1860 house that’s now being renovated will someday serve as an informational resource to mountain bikers, hikers, cross-country skiers and snow showers exploring the area.