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Guilford Agricultural Society Receives $30,000 in ARPA Funding


The Guilford Agricultural Society is happy to announce that we have been awarded $30,000 in ARPA (American Recovery Plan Act) funding, and are grateful to the Town of Guilford, in partnership with The Guilford Foundation, for managing this allocation in a fair and methodical way. We would like to thank First Selectman Matt Hoey and the Board of Selectman for their vision and generosity in allocating this ARPA funding for nonprofit recovery from COVID-19, and The Guilford Foundation for managing the process, so demonstrating the value that charitable organizations play in the Guilford community.

The Guilford Agricultural Society provides facilities and events on the Guilford Fairgrounds and its Board and volunteers ensure that this precious asset to the community is maintained and improved. Due to the inability to hold the Guilford Fair in 2020, the Agricultural Society needed to use existing capital to upgrade infrastructure on the Fairgrounds to hold future events, including the Fair, in a safe environment. This award will reimburse the Agricultural Society for the use of those funds.

The allocation of $1 million of ARPA funding to nonprofit organizations demonstrates the value and role that these organizations, and their volunteers play in the Guilford community.

We thank the town, First Selectman Matt Hoey, and The Guilford Foundation for the work that was done to review the many requests, and look forward to The Guilford Agricultural Society, the Guilford Fair and other events continuing to be an integral part of the Guilford community.