Requests for Proposals

Goodyear Brownsfield Clean-Up

The Windsor Improvement Corporation invites separate sealed bids from qualified asbestos abatement contractors for proper removal of asbestos containing materials from the site know as the Former Good Year Plant, 28 River Street, Windsor, Vermont.  This project is being federally funded by the EPA Brownfields Grant Program through the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission’s Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund. 

Lincoln Street Stormwater Management and Treatment Infrastructure

The SWCRPC invites proposals from qualified firms for the design of stormwater management and treatment infrastructure along Lincoln Street in Springfield, Vermont. Proposals are due by no later than 5PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019.


Current Grant Opportunities

Annual grant opportunities that are expected to return:

Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Grants

Funding to support DC fast charge and level 2 charging stations on publicly owned property in both Designated Downtowns and Designated Village Centers.
Application deadline: TBD
More info: https://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/electric-vehicle-supply-equipment-evse-grant-program

Land and Conservation Fund Grants

Funds are available for the acquisition of land for parks and public outdoor recreation, or development of new facilities and/or renovation of existing facilities for outdoor recreation.
Application deadline: TBD
For more details: https://fpr.vermont.gov/land-and-water-conservation-fund 

Recreational Trails Program

Funds are available for municipalities and non-profit organizations to help develop and maintain recreational trails, trail-related facilities and trailheads.  Both motorized and non-motorized trail projects may qualify for RTP funds.
Application deadline: TBD
For More Details: https://fpr.vermont.gov/recreational-trails-program 

Vermont Arts Council Cultural Facilities Grant Program

Application deadline: TBD
More info:  https://www.vermontartscouncil.org/grants-and-services/organizations/cultural-facilities 

Ecosystem Restoration and Clean Water Grants

Support for the design and construction of water pollution abatement and control projects that target nonpoint sources of pollution. See the DEC Watershed Projects Database for possible projects. Other projects not currently in the database must be added to the database prior to the application deadline.

Application due date: released February 15, 2019 (click here for updated review deadlines)

For more information visit the Clean Water Initiative Grants webpage. or contact Chris Yurek.

River Corridor Conservation Easements

Support for implementation of priority river corridor easements to reduce flood hazards, and improve water quality and wildlife habitat.

Application due date: TBD
For more information,visit the Clean Water Initiative Grants webpage.

Clean Water Block Grants

Support for statewide partner(s) to administer a program that will support the completion of “construction-ready” clean water improvement projects identified on the DEC Watershed Projects Database “Go List.”

For more information, visit our Clean Water Block Grant webpage.

Clean Water Infrastructure Asset Management Grants

To help municipalities develop asset management plans to better finance and schedule improvement and continued maintenance of clean water infrastructure, e.g. water and sewer systems.
The RFP has been posted to the state’s bid website (RFP is here).
No required local match
Application deadline: TBD (around August)
More info: Contact Terisa Thomas at 802-249-2413 or by email.

VT Municipal Park and Ride Grant

For the creation of small Park-and-Ride facilities in Vermont towns.
Application deadline: TBD (Summer 2018)
More info: http://vtransengineering.vermont.gov/bureaus/mab/local-projects/parkandride

Municipal Planning Grant

For variety of planning related projects that help towns to realize their visions for building more livable and vibrant communities
Application deadline: September 30th, 2019
More info: http://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/municipal-planning-grant

Vermont Historic Preservation Grant

Application deadline: 2020 grant applications will be available summer 2019, due October 2019
More info: https://accd.vermont.gov/historic-preservation/funding/historic-preservation-grants 

VT Building Communities Grants

Combination of several grant programs administered through the VT : Agricultural Fairs Capital Projects Competitive Grant, Cultural Facilities Grant Program, Historic Preservation Grant Program, Historic Barn and Agricultural Buildings Grant Program, Recreational Facilities Grant Program, Human Services and Educational Facilities Competitive Grant Program, and Regional Economic Development Grant Program
Application deadline: TBD
More info: www.bgs.vermont.gov/commissioner/building-communities-grants

Transportation Alternatives Grants

For a variety of transportation projects that reduce water quality impacts from transportation infrastructure, salt shed construction, etc.  Non-water quality related projects will not be eligible again until at least 2019 through this grant.
Pre-application training workshops: TBD
Application deadline: TBD
More info: http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/local-projects/transport-alt

Better Roads Program Grants

Funding to support projects on town roads that improve water quality and result in maintenance cost savings. The Vermont Better Roads Program’s goal is to promote the use of erosion control and maintenance techniques that save money while protecting and enhancing Vermont’s lakes and streams.  Funding available in a variety of categories, including inventories, stream bank/ slope issues, structure upgrades and correcting erosion/ stormwater issues along roadways.Project ideas: stone line ditches, replace culverts, stabilize stream banks near roadways, inventories
From: VTrans
Application deadline: TBD
More info:  http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/better-roads

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program provides funding for projects and planning in order to reduce or eliminate long-term risks of flood damage for NFIP-insured structures.
Applications due: TBD
More info: https://www.fema.gov/flood-mitigation-assistance-grant-program

Better Connections Grant (formerly Strong Communities, Better Connections)

Project ideas: Coordinating land use decisions and transportation investments – eg Walking/Biking Plan
From: VTrans and ACCD
Deadlines: 2019-2021 Program currently in progress, due dates passed, project completion December 1st, 2020.
More info:  http://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/projects-programs/better-connections

Other ongoing grant opportunities:

Vermont Community Development Grants

Due: Ongoing

More info: https://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/vcdp 

Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA)

Due: No formal application process, projects considered on a first-come, first-served basis
More info: https://vermontwood.com/grants-and-opportunities

Contact Steve Rohde (603) 229-0679 or e-mail srohde@northernforest.org

The Vermont Farm Fund

Due: Ongoing
More info:  Visit http://www.vermontfarmfund.org/loan-programs

Federal Grant Opportunities

More info: www.reconnectingamerica.org/resource-center/federal-grant-opportunities

Brownfield Funding Opportunities

More info: https://accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/funding-incentives/brownfields-initiative 

Historic Preservation Funding Directory

More info:  http://accd.vermont.gov/strong_communities/preservation/grants