Ilsley Public Library was awarded a $2,000 from the Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund. This grant, awarded by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, in collaboration with the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE) and Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU), was created to support local innovators developing solutions that move Vermont closer to its climate and energy goals. The fund is initially capitalized with $20,000 from VLITE and VSECU and will be administered by VCRD.
Inspired by the trial e-bike lending program in Middlebury, Ilsley’s Public Library applied for $2,000 to purchase an electric bike and accompanying accessories. The e-bike will be available to check-out in the spring.