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GCCC Executive Director, Elyse Crossman, will be participating in this academy and looks forward to seeing Claremont area businesses join her.

Claremont Conservation Commission Presents Programing Addressing the Questions of How Does Global Warming Affect our State's Wildlife
On April 1 at 7:00, via Zoom, Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts and Action is the first program. Experts from Franklin Pierce University's Institute for Climate Action will explain the causes of our climate crisis, about how local wildlife species are impacted, and what we might do to fix climate warming.

As a follow up activity, on April 3 from 11:00 to noon, the Harris Center for Conservation Education introduces Vernal Pools 101, in which participants learn about these temporary woodland ponds, how to document vernal pools, and sign up for in-person vernal pool identification training.
For program information and the Zoom link go to:
Do you have time to spare and want to make a difference in your community?
TPN is in need of volunteers!
You provide the heart… we provide the training. Our next volunteer training will begin in March. Please visit our website or call Amanda at 603-543-0155 for more information!
TLC Family Resource Center is Hiring!
We are growing fast and are hiring a part-time Development Associate to support our grant management and fundraising initiatives. We are also seeking a Kinship/Assistant Program Manager to support our Kinship Navigation and Family Support team. 

Details about the positions and the application process can be found on our website.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Accepting Applications for Career & Technical Education Scholarships
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Bank’s Career Technology Education Scholarship.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to income-eligible students who attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum and are planning to attend college or a technical school after graduation. Students must reside in counties in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont where the Bank has a branch location.
The Bank established the Career Technology Education Scholarship in 2018 and has awarded 45 scholarships to date.
Interested students can visit for more information about eligibility and to download the application. The deadline to apply for a 2021 Career Technology Education Scholarship is May 1, 2021.
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City of Claremont Boards, Committees and Commissions
Boards, Committees, and Commissions play an integral role in the community. They are comprised of citizens who generously volunteer their time and expertise. Being a city volunteer is a way to participate in community affairs, to work with interesting people, and to aid in Claremont's development.

Anyone who is a Claremont resident and would like to offer their services is welcome to apply for a seat on the Board, Committee, or Commission of their choice. The City Council, Mayor, or City Manager appoints new members according to the method dictated by city policy.

Did you know -
Sullivan County Government has a YouTube Channel?
Sullivan County Pictures Project
In a way to help show off our region, one of the projects I’m collecting pictures for is to highlight on county war memorials and to display these in a video on our Sullivan County New Hampshire Government Facebook page and through the video banner of pictures on the website  during Memorial Day weekend 2021.  
Yes, lots of advance planning 😊 as I hope to collect pictures capturing all our New England four seasons! If you have, or know anyone who has, pictures that would be great for this project, please feel free to send the pictures to with info about where the memorial is located and who took the picture. 
P.S. War memorials are not the only pictures we would enjoy receiving. If you have other scenic views of the region, don’t hesitate to share those, too. Thank you.
Governor Sununu Signs Proclamation to Honor NH Conservations Districts' 75th Anniversary
Representatives from NH Conservation Districts, the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts, and the New Hampshire State Conservation Committee met with Governor Sununu last week as he signed a Proclamation honoring the NH Conservation Districts’ 75th Anniversary. For 75 years the County Conservation Districts have worked tirelessly with landowners and communities to promote the conservation and responsible use of natural and agricultural resources all across the granite state.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, all 10 districts in partnership with the NH Association of Conservation Districts, will spend 2021 looking back on conservation successes throughout the years. The NH Conservation Districts have planned a number of engaging activities for Granite Staters to join in on throughout the year that include the Governor’s Proclamation, honoring conservation stewards with Conservation Legacy Awards, the launching of a Conservation Podcast series, Flashback Fridays on social media and more! Visit to follow along!

Conservation Districts were organized in response to devastating soil erosion conditions and to bridge the gap between federal technicians and private landowners. The first New Hampshire statewide Soil Conservation District was created in May 1945. To administer the law within New Hampshire, a policy was adopted organizing ten county sub-districts. In August 1955, the law was then amended changing the sub-districts into ten Soil Conservation Districts, one in each county, and made them governmental subdivisions of the state.

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee is a state agency who is responsible for appointing Conservation District Supervisors, supervising the work of conservation districts, maintaining a long-range plan for soil and water conservation and upholds relationships with state agencies and legislature.

The New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts has provided statewide coordination, representation, and leadership for Conservation Districts to conserve, protect, and promote responsible use of New Hampshire's natural resources since 1946. It facilitates the necessity and celebrates the success of local leaderships within the Districts and Association to achieve the common goal of sound soil and water conservation.

About the SCCD:
The Sullivan County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Sullivan County and promotes Place-based Education. Established in 1946, the Conservation District operates out of Unity, NH and connects residents of Sullivan County to resources, experts, and funding opportunities relating to natural resources conservation and place-based education. For more information, contact Lionel Chute at or 603.542.4891.

About NHACD:
Since 1946, the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts (NHACD), has provided statewide coordination, representation, and leadership for Conservation Districts to conserve, protect, and promote responsible use of New Hampshire’s natural resources. NHACD works collaboratively with county districts, federal, state, and local agencies, nonprofits, and other conservationists as a volunteer, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. For more information visit
Business Resources & Community Information
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications Open April 8th
The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. 

“Help is here for venue operators hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The SBA has worked diligently to build the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program from the ground up to assist and address the diverse eligibility requirements of each type of applicant and we will open for applications on April 8,” SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman said. “The SBA knows these venues are critical to America's economy and understands how hard they've been impacted, as they were among the first to shutter. This vital economic aid will provide a much-needed lifeline for live venues, museums, movie theatres and many more.” 

The SVOG program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act, which appropriated $15 billion for it. The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, appropriated an additional $1.25 billion, bringing the program funding to a total of $16.25 billion, with more than $16 billion allocated for grants.

 To ensure eligible venues do not miss a window to receive assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program, the American Rescue Plan Act also amended the SVOG program so entities that apply for a PPP loan after Dec. 27, 2020, can also apply for an SVOG, with the eligible entity’s SVOG to be reduced by the PPP loan amount. The PPP loan applications have been updated to reflect this.

As the SBA builds and prepares to open the program, the dedicated SBA website,, which includes frequently asked questionsvideo tutorials and other SVOG details, is the best source for information for those looking to apply for a grant. To prepare in advance of the SVOG application portal opening on April 8, potential applicants should get registered in the federal government’s System for Award Management (, as this is required for an entity to receive an SVOG, and reference the preliminary application checklist and eligibility requirements.
Claremont MakerSpace Events Schedule
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