Better Connections Grant Applications due 10/16
VTrans has just announced another round of their Better Connections Grant Program. Annually, the program grants approximately $200,000 in planning funds to help cities and towns (outside of Chittenden County) build more livable, walkable and strong communities.
Grant Applications are due January 31, 2018 with all applicants required to participate in a pre-application meeting with Better Connections Program Managers prior to December 31, 2017. For more information, visit http://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/projects-programs/better-connections
Request for Proposals: Clean Water Partnership
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is requesting proposals to implement programs that will support the expansion of water quality improvements through increased technical support and education. This Request for Proposals is to support implementation across priority program areas, including stormwater management, municipal road-related stormwater management, natural resource restoration, agriculture, and forest management. Eligible categories under this Partnership Grant include Work Crew Assistance and Technical Capacity Assistance.
Request for Proposals:
West Windsor Volunteer Fire Department Dam Removal
The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) invites firms to submit proposals for the removal of a small, concrete block dam located behind the West Windsor Volunteer Fire Department (WWVFD) in the Town of West Windsor, Village of Brownsville, VT. The SWCRPC has received multiple grants administered by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to conduct this work. Qualified applicants will have documented successful experience on similar projects. Proposals are due on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm. To access Request for Proposal documentation, please call Chris Yurek at 802-674-9201 or download the RFP here.
Transportation Alternatives Grant Applications due 11/22
VTrans has announced the SFY 2018 Transportation Alternatives Grant program. This year, Transportation Alternatives Program funding (roughly $2.2 million) is reserved for environmental mitigation projects relating to stormwater and highways, including salt/sand sheds.
Applications are due in-hand or by e-mail by November 22, 2017.
Informational workshops will be held via Webex on October 5th from 10:00am-12:00pm, and on October 10th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
For more information, visit http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/local-projects/transport-alt or contact Chris Yurek.
Input Requested on Clean Water Projects Online Dashboard by 10/4
The Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program tracks clean water restoration projects through State funding and regulatory programs in the Watershed Projects Database (WPD). Currently, only limited project details are publicly available online. To provide greater transparency and accessibility of the data we track, we are developing an online dashboard.
To be effective, the dashboard must display the most useful information in a straightforward way and be easy to navigate. Help guide the dashboard’s development by completing a short online questionnaire, which should take less than five minutes.
Municipal Planning Grant Applications Due 10/2
A new round of Municipal Planning Grants have been announced with applications due on October 2, 2017. For more information visit http://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/municipal-planning-grant or contact Jason.
Looking for more information about Water Quality Related Grants?
Check out http://swcrpc.org/grants/ for more information about programs such as Better Roads, Ecosystem Restoration, and the pilot Grants In Aid Program.
New ANR model for Hydrologically Connected Roadways released – 6/2
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has just released a new model of hydrologically connected town roadways. This information forms the foundation of the upcoming Municipal Roads General Permit. Click here for a map of connected roads in the Region and click here to explore the data in more detail on the ANR Natural Resources Atlas. For more information, please contact Katharine Otto.
West Windsor Dam Project
In the winter of 2017 SWCRPC, with several partners, completed a project to remove a mill dam to improve flood resiliency in West Windsor. For more information about the project, or to discuss removal of an unwanted dam on your property, contact Chris Yurek or Cindy Ingersoll.
A to B Mobility Study – Final Report and New List of Transportation Service
The A to B Mobility Project is now finalized and available online! This study looks at how people within the region get from point A to point B without their own motorized vehicle. A key outcome of the project was to inventory existing available transportation services. Another key component of the project was talking with a variety of stakeholders to identify the challenges and opportunities related to meeting the transportation needs of their clients (in the case of the human service agencies) and for providing the ride (in the case of the transportation providers).
February 24, 2017
The Vermont Association of Planning and Development Organizations (VAPDA) has released their 2016 Annual Report. Check it out here for more information about what SWCRPC and its fellow organizations have been doing – from land use plans and mapping projects, to energy planning and special projects.