Bowse Health Trust announces dates for 2022 Rutland grant applications

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Bowse Health Trust announces dates for 2022 Rutland grant applications

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 3:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Bowse Health Trust will start its 2022 grant cycle with Letters of Intent (LOI) due on June 15, 2022. 

Recognizing that health starts before medical care is needed, the Bowse HealthTrust is interested in funding new projects that focus on providing residents in the Rutland Region an opportunity to live a healthy life where we live, learn, work and play.

Successful letters and projects will address the priority areas identified in the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment and will center any proposed work on health equity. Priority areas include, housing, childcare and parenting, supporting the aging community, and mental health. 

For more information about the LOI and proposal process, and the health equity grant requirements, please visit

The Bowse Health Trust is a program of Rutland Regional Medical Center, providing funds to community-based, collaborative projects in Rutland County.

Agencies invited to write full proposals will submit by September 15, grant awards will be announced by December 15, and grant funds will start on January 1, 2023. All grant guidelines, application information, and the Community Health Needs Assessment are available on the Rutland Regional Medical Center website For more information email the Bowse Health Trust at

About the Bowse Health Trust

The Bowse Health Trust was established in 1996 by Rutland Regional Medical Center to fund collaborative, community-based programs aimed at creating a healthier community. A resolution by the Rutland Regional Health Services (RRHS) Board of Directors renamed this initiative in memory of James T. Bowse, President/CEO of Rutland Regional and RRHS. Jim died unexpectedly on June 17, 1997. He came to Rutland Regional in 1989 and, during his tenure, maintained an active interest in the health and wellness of the community. Jim was instrumental establishing the Trust in the fall of 1996. Since then, the Bowse Health Trust has funded over $4.5M to 64 programs in the Rutland Region

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center, founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest health care facility in Vermont. Rutland Regional is supported by a medical staff of 271 physicians trained in 37 specialty areas and over 1,600 employees. With a strong, patient-centered focus, consistent quality performance, Magnet® Nursing Recognition, and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond.