Friday, February 6, 2015
Vermont Health Department Offering Grants to Small Businesses Who Support Breastfeeding
Grants available to Breastfeeding Friendly Employers
Small employers in the state of Vermont who have 100 or fewer employees may apply for a $1,000 grant through the Vermont Department of Health. The grants are being funded by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Grant money will enable qualifying employers to provide women with a private, clean place to express breast milk for their child.
A total of 15 grants will be awarded. While it is a state and federal law that requires businesses to allow female employees time and a private space for them to express breast milk, the grants will encourage more women to breastfeed and provide them with a comfortable space at work to express breast milk.
The deadline for the grant applications is February 20, 2015.
To apply for a grant, visit www.vermontbusinessregistry.com/BidPreview.aspx?BidID=11322