Requests for Proposals
Development of 100% Final Engineering Design Plans for a Gully Restoration in Springfield
SWCRPC and the Town of Springfield seek to engage a qualified consulting firm to develop 100% engineering design plans to stabilize a failing slope in Springfield, Vermont. For additional information, please click here to access Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation.
Ludlow Stormwater Masterplan
SWCRPC and the Town of Ludlow seek proposals from qualified consulting firms to assist in the development of a Stormwater Masterplan for the Town of Ludlow. Please click here to access Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation.
Windsor Stormwater Infrastructure
SWCRPC and the Town of Windsor seek proposals from qualified firms for the development of stormwater infrastructure engineering design plans along County Road and the Mount Ascutney Hospital property in Windsor, Vermont. For additional information, click here to access Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation.
Current & Annual Grant Opportunities
2021 Municipal Planning Grants
Vermont’s communities face tough challenges responding to and recovering from COVID-19, and the State’s flexible Municipal Planning Grants are ready to support projects for long-term recovery. Now is a great time to consider proposals that boost resilience in your community. Municipal Planning Grants have helped communities just like yours implement town plan recommendations and jump start initiatives like zoning updates to welcome new homes, plans for a state designated area, or economic recovery strategies. A quarter of the funding has been approved to date, and a total of approximately $450,000 will be awarded to municipalities to promote planning, revitalization, and development activities if the legislature level funds.
Towns may apply for up to $22,000 and joint applications from several municipalities (a consortium) may apply for up to $35,000. A wide range of municipal planning and implementation activities are eligible for funding. Strong grant applications demonstrate a clear need and community partnership. I encourage you to reach out to stakeholders now and discuss local needs, opportunities and strategies for change.
Please review the Program Description for eligibility requirements and use the new Application Guide and the criteria for successful applications. Even the smallest Vermont towns can write a winning application and open doors to new opportunities.
Application Schedule for the 2021 Grants:
- Online application (GEARS) opens for use: August 1, 2020
- Training webinar: August 19, 2020 (Register here)
- RPC confirmation of municipal planning process (for eligibility): September 30, 2020
- Application Deadline: October 1 @ 6:00 p.m., 2020
- Award Decisions: Early December 2020
We look forward to helping you develop creative solutions to improve your community. If you have any questions about the Municipal Planning Grants or wish to talk through project ideas, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer.Lavoie@vermont.gov, or 802-828-1948.
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: Proposals due April 1st, 2020 at 4:30 PM
More info: https://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/electric-vehicle-supply-equipment-evse-grant-program
Land and Water 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: Starts Fall 2020
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: Current deadlines are not yet available.
For More Details: https://fpr.vermont.gov/recreational-trails-program
Vermont Arts Council Cultural Facilities Grant Program
Application deadline: Opens February 2020, deadline May 1st, 2020. 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 deadline: Grant application deadlines vary. More info: https://dec.vermont.gov/water-investment/cwi/grants/opportunities
River Corridor Conservation Easements
Support for implementation of priority river corridor easements to reduce flood hazards, and improve water quality and wildlife habitat.
2020 River Corridor Conservation Easement Development and Implementation
Application due date: Current deadlines are not yet available.
For more information,visit the Clean Water Initiative Grants web page.
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.
For more information, visit our Clean Water Block Grant web page.
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: Current deadlines are not available.
More info: http://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/municipal-planning-grant
Vermont Historic Preservation Grant
Application deadline: Applications for 2021 available in summer 2020, due October 2020 Contact: Caitlin Corkins at 802-828-3047 to be added to mailing list for grant notifications
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: Deadlines vary
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: Current workshop dates are not yet available
Application deadline: Current deadlines are not yet available
More info: http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/local-projects/transport-alt
Better Roads Program Grants (VTrans)
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/ storm water issues along roadways.Project ideas: stone line ditches, replace culverts, stabilize stream banks near roadways, inventories
Application deadline: Current deadlines are not yet available
More info: http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/better-roads
Better Connections Grant (formerly Strong Communities, Better Connections) (VTrans and ACCD)
Project ideas: Coordinating land use decisions and transportation investments (for example: Walking/Biking Plan)
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
Application deadline: Ongoing Application information: https://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/vcdp/applicant-guidance 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