The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) is currently accepting applications under the Clean Water Initiative Program’s (CWIP) Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program (ERP). ERP is a pot of funding intended to address sediment and nutrient pollution in Vermont’s surface water resources. This is a competitive grant program that will fund preliminary engineering, final engineering, or construction projects. There is no funding cap per application, with the exception of equipment grants which max out at $100,000 per application. Examples of eligible projects could include, but are not limited to stormwater treatment infrastructure projects, dam removals, streambank stabilization projects, purchase of high efficiency street sweepers, vactor trucks, or hydro seeders, or floodplain restoration projects.

Applications are now received on a rolling basis.  For the most current deadline, please visit our calendar and grants webpage. For more information, please contact Chris Yurek.