Ecosystem Restoration Grants Applications – Due 9/19
Round 2 Applications for the Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program, administered by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Clean Water Initiative Program, are due on September 19th. There have been some changes to the program versus prior years and a final application guidance manual is still in the works. Changes include:
- Quarterly rounds
- Match is now on a sliding point scale
- No maximum dollar amount
- Priority projects must reduce sediment and nutrient loads
To find out more visit VT DEC where you’ll find the latest draft (June 23rd) of the application manual. If you are interested in applying, please contact Cindy Ingersoll for more information and to discuss project eligibility.
Village Revitalization Meeting for Weathersfield – 8/31
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.
Request for Proposals (RFP) – Town of Windsor – Demolition and Site Stabilization of Flood-Damaged Residential Property
The Town of Windsor is participating in the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program which provides funding to towns to purchase and demolish properties damaged in natural disasters. This is a federally-funded program administered by the State of Vermont Department of Public Safety. The Town of Windsor is seeking bids for the demolition, removal and disposal of all structures, and associated site rehabilitation, for the property at the below location: 6 Fitch Court, Windsor, VT 05089
A full RFP document, bid format forms and required submittal materials is on file at the Windsor Town Manager’s Office that may be inspected from 8:30 to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, and until Noon Fridays.
Additionally, the RFP document may be found electronically here.
Sealed bid packages must be received by the Town of Windsor by 3:00 P.M., Thursday, August 17, 2017
New Grant Opportunity – Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Grant – Due 8/15
VTrans has just announced a new grant opportunity “Environmental Mitigation Grant”. Grants funded through this program must have a transportation link. There are many eligible projects including planning studies, salt/ sand sheds, bank stabilization, culvert replacement, vactor trucks/ high efficiency sweepers, etc.
For more information visit http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/Municipal-Highway-and-Stormwater-Mitigation-Program or contact Katharine.
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.