The first cycle of Community Enhancement Fund awards is about to start.  If you have a project or program that may fit the goals of this grant, please consider applying.  We also need 2-3 community members to serve on the award committee.  If you are interested in serving on the award committee, please send a letter of interest to the town hall.
If you are interested in applying for a grant, please submit an application that includes a detailed description of the project and a detailed budget.  A final report with receipts, photos, and a brief write-up of the completed project will be required to complete the project.  Residents and local non-profits may apply for funds to undertake projects in the Town of Keene.  To qualify, projects should benefit residents, visitors, and/or support the recreation economy.  Projects should support such things as recreation facilities, public events, community recreation programs, and arts & community organizations.  This year, there will be approximately $20,000 in each session.

There will be two application and award sessions every year.

Winter Session:

Applications due April 1

Committee meets mid-April

Awards made May 1


Summer Session:

Applications due July 30

Committee meets mid-August

Awards made September 1


The Town of Keene receives revenue from the County Occupancy Tax collected in the town.  This revenue is to be used for community projects that benefit residents and enhance the tourism economy of our town.  The town receives a guaranteed $25,000/year and then a proportional share based on the occupancy tax collected in Keene.