Funding Opportunities

The CCRPC Funding Opportunities database is a near complete list of funding opportunities available to municipalities, non-profits, and businesses for planning and infrastructure-related projects.  The list is updated by CCRPC staff annually every July.  Users may filter the database by category, funding agency, and eligible organizations.

Users are encouraged to click on the link for each funding opportunity to ensure access to the most up-to-date information available about each program.

Questions about all funding opportunities should be directed to the respective funding agency. All other questions about the database can be directed to Taylor Newton (tnewton@ccrpcvt.org). The full list of funding opportunities in this database is also available as an Excel worksheet and a PDF.


  • 2019 Disaster Supplemental

    EDA will award investments in regions experiencing severe economic distress or other economic harm resulting from Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, and of wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EDA - US Economic Development Administration
    • Local Match Requirement
      20% or less
    • Award Amount
      None
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation
  • Adaptive Use Bridge Program

    Rehabilitation of historic metal truss bridges for adaptive re-use (bike/ped).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      20%
    • Award Amount
      None
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Transportation
  • Agricultural Energy Loan Program

    This program, administered by VEDA's agricultural loan organization, the Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC), helps Vermont agriculture- and forest product-based businesses finance qualifying renewable energy generation or energy efficiency improvement projects, and adopt technologies that enhance or support the development and implementation of renewable energy or energy efficiency, or both.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      N/A
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Energy, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Animating Infrastructure

    For community projects that integrate art with infrastructure improvements.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      Vermont Arts Council
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Min - $1,000
      Max -$15,000
    • Deadline
      Letter of Intent: December
      Full Application: March
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Aquatic Nuisance Control Grants

    Financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for aquatic invasive and nuisance species management programs.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      25% - cash or -in-kind
    • Award Amount
    • Deadline
      February
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality
  • Better Connections Program

    Grants for planning that align land use planning and community revitalization with transportation investments. Chittenden County municipalities are NOT eligible for this program.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD and VTrans - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development / Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% minimum - cash
    • Award Amount
      Max - $67,500
    • Deadline
      October
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Planning
  • Better Roads Program

    The Vermont Better Roads Program provides technical support and grant funding to municipalities to promote the use of erosion control and maintenance techniques that save money while protecting and enhancing water quality around the State.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      20%
    • Award Amount
      Varies by category from $8,000 to $40,000
    • Deadline
      March/April
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation, Water Quality
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

    State matching grants for the scoping, design, and construction of bike and pedestrian facilities, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, shared-use paths, and lighting.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      20% - scoping,
      50% - state-funded small scale construction,
      20% - construction
    • Award Amount
      No min or max
    • Deadline
      July
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation
  • Broadband Expansion Loan Program

    Loans may be made for startup broadband projects and expansion of existing broadband networks. Eligible project costs include working capital, construction, and infrastructure / installation.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% minimum
    • Award Amount
      Max - $4 million
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Broadband and Telecommunications, Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development)

    Competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDOT - US Department of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      20%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $5 million ($1 million in rural areas)
      Max - $25 million
    • Deadline
      May
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Transportation
  • Build to Scale Program

    Grants for activities designed to develop and support regional innovation initiatives.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EDA - US Economic Development Administration
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $1.5 million
    • Deadline
      Pre-application - March Application - June
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development
  • Caring for Canopy Grant Program

    State 50/50 matching grants to help communities care for tree canopy by taking the necessary actions to developing and sustaining a community-wide tree program, including tree plantings, inventories, maintenance, and planning.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $500
      Max - $5000
    • Deadline
      January
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation
  • CCRPC Unified Planning Work Program

    The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is the CCRPC’s annual (July 1 through June 30) work program which summarizes the planning activities and projects funded by and through the CCRPC with federal, state, and local funding. Every year, the CCRPC is soliciting proposals from municipalities and other partner organizations on transportation, land use, water quality, and other panning projects that are in support of the regional ECOS and local plans. The selected projects/initiatives together with other planning activities form the CCRPC's annual work program.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      CCRPC - Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      N/A
    • Deadline
      January
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Planning, Transportation, Water Quality
  • Certified Local Government Program Grants

    To help local governments integrate historic preservation concerns with planning and decision making processes.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      40% to 50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $500
      Max - $25,000
    • Deadline
      Mid-December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Historic Preservation, Infrastructure and Housing, Planning
  • Chittenden County RPC Brownfields Program

    The goal of the Chittenden County Brownfields Program is to help properties that are vacant or underutilized because of potential petroleum or hazardous substance contamination get put to productive use again. Funds can pay for Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA, Corrective Action Planning, and cleanup.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      CCRPC - Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Brownfields, Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Clear Water State Revolving Loan Fund

    To assist in the planning, design, and construction of municipal wastewater and stormwater systems.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Planning and Design: rolling Construction: February 15
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Planning, Water and Wastewater, Water Quality
  • Commercial Energy Loan Program

    This program helps Vermont businesses finance qualifying renewable energy generation and energy efficiency improvement projects. Maximum loan size under this program is $2.0 million (see Loan Rates, Terms and Fees section below). VEDA may either make its own direct loan or purchase a portion of another Financial Institution's loan.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% to 40%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $2,000,000
    • Deadline
      N/A
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Energy, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Community Connect Grants

    This program helps fund broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      15%
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      Varies
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Broadband and Telecommunications, Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

    This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      25% to 85% for grants
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      National Pool - April
      State Pool - December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant

    Provides associations Technical Assistance and/or training with respect to essential community facilities programs.  The Technical Assistance and/or training will assist communities, Indian Tribes, and Nonprofit Corporations to identify and plan for community facility needs that exist in their area.  Once those needs have been identified, the Grantee can assist in identifying public and private resources to finance those identified community facility needs. Rural areas including cities, villages, townships, towns and Federally recognized Tribal Lands outside the boundaries of a city of 20,000 or more.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      None. At least 20% minimum to be competitive.
    • Award Amount
      Max - $150,000
    • Deadline
      April
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Planning
  • Cultural Facilities Grant Program

    For community facilities used to provide cultural activities to the public and to enhance or expand the capacity of an existing building to provide cultural programming.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      Vermont Department of Building and General Services / Vermont Arts Council
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Min -$1,000
      Max- $30,000
    • Deadline
      May
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Direct Loan Program

    This program helps borrowers to finance fixed assets. It is utilized in conjunction with bank financing. VEDA may either make its own direct loan or purchase a portion of a bank loan.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      N/A
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Disabled Access Tax Credit

    The Disabled Access Credit provides a non-refundable credit for small businesses that incur expenditures for the purpose of providing access to persons with disabilities. Tax credit of 50% of eligible access expenditures (architectural adaptations, equipment purchase and services like sign language interpreters) that exceed $250 but do not exceed $10,000.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      IRS - US Internal Revenue Service
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $10,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Downtown and Village Center Tax Credit

    Income-producing and non-profit properties within a state designated downtown or village center. For qualified historic rehabilitation, façade, and code improvements for properties at least 30 years old and located within a state designated downtown or village center.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      10% to 50% of eligible expenditures
    • Deadline
      July
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Downtown Transportation Fund

    To finance transportation-related capital improvements in support of economic development, within or serving a state designated downtown, including construction or alteration of roads and highways, parking facilities, pedestrian and streetscape improvement, rail or bus facilities or equipment, and underground relocation of electric utility, cable and telecommunications lines.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $100,000
    • Deadline
      March
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Broadband and Telecommunications, Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation
  • Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Construction Fund

    To assist in the planning and design of public, private and nonprofit community water, wastewater and stormwater systems
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Max - $100,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Planning, Water and Wastewater
  • Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Planning Fund

    To assist in construction of public, private and nonprofit community water, wastewater and stormwater systems
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Max - $2,000,000 per funding cycle
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Planning, Water and Wastewater
  • Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program

    State grants for the design and construction projects that target nonpoint sources of pollution that cause or contribute to the state's surface waters.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Min - $20,000
    • Deadline
      Varies - 2 rounds annually
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Loan Program

    This program is funded through the State Infrastructure Bank (SIB), which is operated by the Vermont Economic Development Authority in conjunction with the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.  Electric vehicle charging stations and natural gas refueling stations available for public use are eligible for SIB financing.  For more information about electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging station technology, please visit www.driveelectricvt.com.  Drive Electric Vermont is a project of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) in partnership with the State of Vermont and a broad array of stakeholders advancing electric vehicle technology
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Max - $100,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation
  • Engineering Planning Advance

    Development of engineering feasibility studies for drinking water systems or wastewater solutions. Only municipalities without municipally owned community drinking water or sewer systems.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      No match for planning.
      Full repayment (100%) due upon construction.
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Planning, Water and Wastewater
  • Feasibility Funds

    The Board provides feasibility awards to assist with pre-development costs and feasibility analysis for individual projects. This program pays for appraisals, engineering and environmental studies and options, for instance. Funds can only be used to compensate contracted services and may not be used to compensate applicants for staff time. These awards are instrumental in helping grantees bring projects to the development stage.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VHCB - Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Max - $10,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Infrastructure and Housing, Planning
  • Federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit

    Income-producing historic buildings. the rehabilitation costs (including labor, materials and architects or other consultant fees) for income-producing buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      20% of eligible expenditures
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance

    Funding will be provided to develop mitigation strategies and obtain data to prioritize, select, and develop viable community flood mitigation projects. This design work will facilitate viable projects for future grant applications The remaining set aside will fund projects for proven techniques that integrate cost effective natural floodplain restoration solutions and improvements to NFIP-insured properties that benefits communities with high participation and favorable standing in the NFIP.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEM and FEMA - Vermont Emergency Management / Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% to 25%
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      Varies
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Emergency Management, Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

    Provides grants to implement long-term hazard mitigation actions that reduce structure damage or loss of life due to natural disasters. Examples include upsizing culverts, floodproofing buildings and mitigation planning.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEM and FEMA - Vermont Emergency Management / Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      25%
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Emergency Management, Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation
  • Healthy Communities Grant Program

    The goal of the program is to combine available resources and best identify competitive projects that will achieve measurable environmental and public health results in communities across New England
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      5%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $35,000
    • Deadline
      June
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Planning, Water Quality
  • Housing Preservation Grants

    It provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens.Applicants provide grants or low-interest loans to repair or rehabilitate housing for low- and very-low-income homeowners. Rental property owners may also receive assistance if they agree to make units available to low- and very-low-income families. Very-low-income is below 50% of area median income; low-income is 50-80% of area median income.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      None
    • Deadline
      May
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Human Services and Educational Facilities

    For capital costs associated with the major maintenance, renovation, and development of facilities used for human services and health care, or educational opportunities.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $1,000
      Max - $25,000
    • Deadline
      July
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund

    Assists in acquiring land for parks and public outdoor recreation, as well as the development of new facilities and/or renovations of existing facilities or outdoor recreation.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      February
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Economic Development
  • Local Development Corporation Loan Program

    This program provides financing to nonprofit local and regional development corporations to build facilities for lease to identified eligible tenants, or to plan and/or develop industrial parks.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Planning
  • Local Implementation Grants

    Local grants are awarded in one of several categories: Pollution Prevention and Habitat Conservation, Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention, Education and Outreach, and Organizational Support.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      LCBP - Lake Champlain Basin Program
    • Local Match Requirement
    • Award Amount
      Max - $50,000
    • Deadline
      Late Fall
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality
  • Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Grant Program

    This program funds municipal environmental mitigation activity, including pollution prevention and pollution abatement activities, and mitigation to address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      20%
    • Award Amount
      No minimum or maximum
    • Deadline
      October
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Transportation, Water Quality
  • Municipal Park and Ride Grant Program

    Supports the engineering and construction of small municipal owned park and ride facilities to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles on the roadway.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      No min or max
    • Deadline
      August
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation
  • Municipal Planning Grant

    Supports a wide range of projects relating to planning and land use, and promotes cooperation, collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Eligible projects must have a clear connection to planning and implementation of the municipal plan and will be reviewed for conformance with the Regional Plan, as well as statewide smart growth principles, planning goals, and land use policies. All applications must be submitted by the municipality. This includes all applications potentially involving another benefitting entity (business or non-profit).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% minimum - cash
    • Award Amount
      Min - $2,500
      Max - $22,000 ($35,000 for consortium)
    • Deadline
      September
    • Competitive?
      Competitive. Based on regional allocation
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Planning
  • Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Program

    The intent of this program is to provide funding for municipalities to implement best management practices (BMPs) on municipal roads in compliance with the DEC's Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP). This program will transition from ANR/DEC to VTrans in FY21.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans and ANR - Vermont Agency of Transportation / Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      20% - cash or in-kind
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      June
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Transportation, Water Quality
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) – Various Grants

    State 50:50 matching grants for the repair and restoration of historic agricultural buildings listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in Vermont.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      NTHP - National Trust of Historic Preservation
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      November
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Natural Resources Conservation Council, Design & Implementation Block Grant

    Support the design and implementation of clean water projects throughout the state of Vermont. Eligible project types include the preliminary and final engineering design as well as implementation of rivers, lake shoreland, stormwater, and forestry projects.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR and SNRC - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources / State Natural Resources Conservation Council
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%-for MS4s;
      No match for other communities
    • Award Amount
      Max - $50,000
    • Deadline
      Varies - 2+ rounds annually
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality
  • NBRC Economic & Infrastructure Development (EID) Grants

    To support employment generating projects that help reduce poverty, unemployment, and outmigration.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      NBRC - Northern Border Regional Commission
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $350,000
      ($1 million for infrastructure)
    • Deadline
      May
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Water/Wastewater Planning and Implementation
  • Placemaking Projects for Changing the Built Environment Grants

    Provides funding for small projects that will employ temporary or semi-permanent changes with the goal of leading to permanent change to enhance the livability of the community for people of all ages and abilities.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      AARP
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Max - $3,000
    • Deadline
      May
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Planning, Transportation
  • Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance

    Under the Planning program EDA assists eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. The Local Technical Assistance program strengthens the capacity of local or State organizations, institutions of higher education, and other eligible recipients to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility analyses and impact studies.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EDA - US Economic Development Administration
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $300,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Planning
  • Pre-disaster Mitigation

    Provides resources to assist states, tribal governments, territories and local communities in their efforts to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEM and FEMA - Vermont Emergency Management / Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      25%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $100,000 (planning)
      Max - $10 million (construction)
    • Deadline
      Varies
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Emergency Management, Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation
  • Preservation Trust of Vermont

    To preserve and rehabilitate historic buildings.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      PTV - Preservation Trust of Vermont
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Varies
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Project-Specific Capacity Funding

    Project capacity funds are available for pre-development expenses in excess of the amount available from VHCB's Project Feasibility Fund. They are limited to projects that, in the estimation of VHCB, have an especially high degree of complexity, difficulty or uncertainty. Examples of factors that may contribute to a high degree of complexity, difficulty or uncertainty include but are not limited to: an unusually large number of housing units, a difficult to develop building site, the presence of multiple sites or multiple goals, unusual ownership structure or special population to be served, community economics or demographics that make development of a project especially challenging
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VHCB - Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Max - $50,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Infrastructure and Housing, Planning
  • Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program

    To support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas through providing investments that support construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EDA - US Economic Development Administration
    • Local Match Requirement
      20% to 50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $100,000
      Max - $3 million
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Water/Wastewater Planning and Implementation
  • Recreational Facilities Grant Program

    Grants for the development and creation of community recreational opportunities.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $1,000
      Max - $25,000
    • Deadline
      July
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Recreational Trails Grant Program

    Matching state 80/20 grants for the maintenance, restoration, design and construction of recreational trails. Both motorized and non-motorized trail projects may qualify for RTP funds.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      20%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $50,000
    • Deadline
      Pre-application - December
      Application - February
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation
  • Regional Economic Development Grant Program

    State grants to stimulate the creation and development or retention of economic development of individual or regional Vermont communities.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $1,000
      Max - $25,000
    • Deadline
      July
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • River Corridor Easement Block Grant

    To support river restoration and protection through implementation of multiple river corridor easements.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
    • Award Amount
    • Deadline
      November
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality
  • Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program

    The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Program) furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      Varies
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Broadband and Telecommunications, Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Rural Business Development Grants

    This program is designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses. Small means that the business has fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      None (more to be competitive)
    • Award Amount
      Max - $30,000
    • Deadline
      March
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development
  • Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

    Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI) grants are awarded to help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects in rural areas.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $50,000
      Max - $250,000
    • Deadline
      May
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Planning
  • Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program

    The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program provides funding for rural projects through local utility organizations. USDA provides zero-interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (ultimate recipients) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. The ultimate recipients repay the lending utility directly. The utility then is responsible for repayment to USDA.USDA provides grants to local utility organizations which use the funding to establish Revolving Loan Funds (RLF). Loans are made from the revolving loan funds to projects that will create or retain rural jobs. When the revolving loan fund is terminated, the grant is repaid to USDA.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Max - $300,000 for grants
      Max - $1 million for loans
    • Deadline
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants

    This program assists rural small businesses and agricultural producers by conducting and promoting energy audits and providing Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA).ssistance provided must consist of: energy audits, renewable energy technical assistance, and enewable energy site assessments.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Max - $100,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Energy
  • Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

    The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      Grants - 25% Loan - N/A
    • Award Amount
      Renewable Grant Program:
      Min - $2,500
      Max - $500,000;

      Efficiency Grant Program:
      Min - $1,500
      Max - $250,000;

      Loans: see website
    • Deadline
      April and October
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Energy, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Rural Energy Savings Program

    The Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) provides loans to rural utilities and other companies who provide energy efficiency loans to qualified consumers to implement durable cost-effective energy efficiency measures.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Energy
  • Sales Tax Reallocation Program

    Municipalities and the developer of a qualified project jointly apply for a reallocation of sales taxes on construction materials. Qualified projects must be located within a state designated downtown.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      July
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • SEARCH – Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households

    This program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects. Limited to communities (or potentially service areas) of less than 2,500 persons.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Max - $30,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Planning, Water and Wastewater
  • Small Grants for Smart Growth

    Provides seed money for community-based initiatives related to smart growth, including efforts related to housing, transportation, community revitalization, conservation, public participation, and advocacy.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VNRC - Vermont Natural Resources Council
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Min - $500
      Max - $1,500
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Planning, Transportation
  • Southern Windsor County RPC, Design & Implementation Block Grant

    Support the design and implementation of clean water projects throughout the state of Vermont. Eligible project types include the preliminary and final engineering design as well as implementation of rivers, lake shoreland, stormwater, and forestry projects.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Varies - 2+ rounds annually
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality
  • State Historic Preservation Grants

    For the repair and restoration of historic buildings listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $1,000
      Max - $20,000
    • Deadline
      October
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure and Housing
  • State Planning Grants

    In order to better focus NBRC funds, the Commission can assist Member States to develop comprehensive economic and infrastructure development plans for their NBRC counties. Plans are to reflect the goals, objectives and priorities within NBRC's economic and infrastructure plan. This is done in collaboration with Local Development Districts, local governments, higher education centers, and the general public.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      NBRC - Northern Border Regional Commission
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      N/A
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Planning
  • Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) Webinar

    Projects that promote regional economic development can capitalize upon the unique strengths of specific rural areas. USDA Rural Development helps finance these projects by helping applicants overcome multi-jurisdictional challenges and by helping leverage federal, state, local or private funding.  Regionally focused projects help USDA resources have a larger impact, enabling greater wealth creation and quality of life improvements.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      Underlying program requirements
    • Award Amount
      Underlying program requirements
    • Deadline
      June 30, or underlying program date, whichever is first
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Water and Wastewater
  • Tax-Exempt Revenue Bond Program for 501(c)(3) Corporations

    Designed to aid certain 501(c)(3) entities by VEDA’s issuance of tax-exempt bonds. In these projects, VEDA acts as a conduit issuer, thereby enabling eligible borrowers to access the tax-exempt bond market. Because income earned by purchasers of these bonds is exempt from federal and, in some cases, state tax, these bonds traditionally carry lower interest rates and may carry longer terms than conventional bank loans.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      N/A
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees

    This program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      Varies
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Broadband and Telecommunications, Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Town Highway Bridges Program

    State assistance for major rehabilitation or reconstruction of bridges with a span of six feet or more on Class 1, 2, or 3 town highways.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      5% to 10%
    • Award Amount
      None
    • Deadline
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Transportation
  • Town Highway Class 2 Roadway Program Grant

    State grants for the preservation of any Class 2 highways for resurfacing or reconstruction.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      20% to 30%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $175,000
    • Deadline
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Transportation
  • Town Highway Structures Program Grant

    State grants for bridges, culverts (36 inch diameter or larger), and retaining walls that are part of the municipalities' highway (Class 1, 2, or 3) infrastructure.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% to 20%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $175,000
    • Deadline
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Transportation, Water Quality
  • Transportation Alternatives Program

    State matching grants for the construction, planning, and design of bike and pedestrian facilities (on or off road), sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, lighting, stormwater management, and others.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      20% for construction and scoping
    • Award Amount
      Min - $50,000
      Max - $300,000
    • Deadline
      November
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation, Water Quality
  • VCRD Community Visit

    The Community Visit program is a way for towns to engage and bring together their residents, set common goals, and directions in a neutral and facilitated structure, and access resources that will help them take action on those goals. The Community Visit program, provided at no cost to communities by VCRD, gets citizens engaged in working for their communities and connects them to the resources they need to be successful.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VCRD - Vermont Council on Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      N/A
    • Deadline
      None
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Planning
  • Vermont Barn Preservation Grants

    Rehabilitate the historic agricultural buildings that are a symbol of Vermont's rural landscape.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $1,000
      Max - $15,000
    • Deadline
      November
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Vermont Community Development Program – Accessibility Modification

    Provides funding, on a first-come, first-serve basis for projects that bring existing municipally-owned buildings that serve a municipal function and non-school-community libraries (do not have to be municipally owned) into full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules of the Vermont Access Board. Projects must be bid ready. All applications must be submitted by the municipality. This includes all applications potentially involving another benefitting entity (business or non-profit).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      25% minimum - cash or in-kind
    • Award Amount
      Min - $5,000
      Max - $75,000
    • Deadline
      3 deadlines (February, April, and September)
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Vermont Community Development Program – Implementation Grant

    Economic development, housing, public facilities, and public services, in support of economic development or housing that will result in direct benefit to persons of low- and moderate income, will eliminate slums or blight, or will address a community’s urgent need. All applications must be submitted by the municipality. This includes all applications potentially involving another benefitting entity (business or non-profit).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% minimum - cash or in-kind
    • Award Amount
      Min - $50,000
      Max -$500,000 (public facilities or public services) or $1 million (economic development or housing)
    • Deadline
      3 deadlines (February, April, and September)
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Vermont Community Development Program – Planning Grant

    Provides funding for community development planning activities and/or pre-development activities in preparation for implementing a project in one or more of the program areas (housing, economic development, public facilities or public services). All applications must be submitted by the municipality. This includes all applications potentially involving another benefitting entity (business or non-profit).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      25% minimum - cash or in-kind
    • Award Amount
      Max - $60,000
    • Deadline
      3 deadlines (February, April, and September)
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing, Planning
  • Vermont Community Development Program – Scattered Sites Grant

    Provides funds to the regional scattered site housing rehabilitation revolving loan fund programs. All applications must be submitted by the municipality. This includes all applications potentially involving another benefitting entity (business or non-profit).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% minimum
    • Award Amount
      Min - $50,000
      Max - $1 million
    • Deadline
      3 deadlines (February, April, and September)
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Vermont Community Foundation – Various Grants

    A variety of grants are available to support projects to improve environmental sustainability, cultural heritage, social justice, historic preservation, and vitality of Vermont communities.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      Vermont Community Foundation
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Max - $25,000
    • Deadline
      Varies
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Other, Planning
  • Vermont Pollution Control Grants

    Combined sewer overflow elimination/separation projects, removal of direct sewer connections to waters of the state, sludge handling and septage receiving facilities, or projects to reduce phosphorous discharges
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      65% to 90%
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Water and Wastewater, Water Quality
  • Vermont Pollution Control State Revolving Fund Clean Water Loan

    Planning or construction for wastewater treatment or stormwater treatment facilities and collection systems. Designated for projects not eligible under the CWSRF Program.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Planning, Water and Wastewater
  • Vermont State Infrastructure Bank

    State low interest loan program for the construction or reconstruction of highways, roads and bridges, and pedestrian facilities, as well as certain capital facilities related to rail transit, public transit or electric vehicle charging stations.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      N/A
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Transportation, Water Quality
  • VHCB Local Conservation Projects

    Local conservation projects for agricultural and recreational land, town parks and forests, swimming holes, greenways, and historic buildings for public use.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VHCB - Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
    • Local Match Requirement
      33% - Min
    • Award Amount
      Max - $150,000
    • Deadline
      Multiple
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Economic Development
  • VHCB Outstanding Building Grants

    Funding for acquisition or rehabilitation of "outstanding" historic buildings located in downtowns and village centers as determined by VHCB. Projects are protected by a historic preservation easement.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VHCB - Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Multiple
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure and Housing
  • VW Environmental Mitigation Funds

    The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is now seeking proposals for electric replacement or repower (engine replacement) projects for all eligible mitigation actions under the EMT.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      Government - 15%
      Private - 25%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $4 million
    • Deadline
      November 3, 2020
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Energy, Transportation
  • Water Quality Grants

    Projects to make on-farm capital improvements that also have direct, positive impacts on water quality are eligible for funding.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VHCB - Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $40,000
    • Deadline
      March
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Infrastructure and Housing, Water Quality
  • Water Source Protection Loan Program

    Purchase of land or conservation easements to protect public water sources.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Max - $200,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Infrastructure and Housing, Water and Wastewater
  • Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

    This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      National Pool - April
      State Pool - December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure and Housing, Water and Wastewater
  • Water & Waste Disposal Predevelopment Grant

    This program assists low-income communities with initial planning and development of applications for USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      25%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $30,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Planning, Water and Wastewater
  • Watershed Grants

    A wide variety of watershed projects are eligible, including protection, restoration and enhancement of habitat, water quality, recreation, and/or cultural/historic resources, and monitoring and education.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Max - $10,000
    • Deadline
      February
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality
  • Wood Buffer Block Grant

    A program that will support the implementation of high-priority, cost-effective, native riparian woody buffer plantings.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Min - $50,000
    • Deadline
      December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality