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.


  • AARP Community Challenge

    The AARP Community Challenge grant program is part of the nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative that helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. The program is intended to help communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress in support of residents of all ages. Funding priorities are established yearly, but generally relate to smart growth, sustainable transportation, placemaking, equity and civic engagement, community health, and affordability. Successful applications support permanent physical improvements in the community, temporary demonstrations that lead to long-term change, or new / innovative programming or services. Inquiries can be sent to CommunityChallenge@AARP.org.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      AARP
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Flagship: Variable, $500-$50,000
      Capacity-Building: $2,500 plus technical assistance
      Demonstration: $10,000-$50,000
    • Deadline
      March 15, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Housing, Placemaking, Planning, 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
      Historic Preservation, 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 - see loan terms
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Animating Infrastructure

    Animating Infrastructure Grants support community projects that integrate art with infrastructure improvements. Through this program, the Council strives to demonstrate the positive impact of art in helping communities meet goals of livability, walkability, safety, economic vitality, and community vibrancy, and to support the creation of unique infrastructure projects where function and art are one and the same. The Council’s definition of infrastructure is broad. It includes community facilities and services such as buildings, trails, water or sewer systems, roads, power systems, parks, and more.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      Vermont Arts Council
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Min - $1,000
      Max -$15,000
    • Deadline
      December 12, 2022
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Art, Economic Development, Infrastructure, Placemaking
  • 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
      Varies - $450,00 total in 2022
    • Deadline
      February
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality
  • AVCC Tiny Grants

    The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) provides small grants to its members to assist local committees/groups to become Conservation Commissions, increase the functioning capacity of existing Conservation Commissions, and provide seed money and/or matching funds for specific projects in the broad categories of land conservation, education and outreach, stewardship and management, and planning.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      AVCC - Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions
    • Local Match Requirement
      Existing AVCC Members - None
      Membership - $50 organizational, $20 individual
    • Award Amount
      $250 - $600
    • Deadline
      April 8, 2022
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Planning, Water Quality
  • 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
      December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Agriculture, Buildings, Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Placemaking
  • 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 - instead, please contact us about a UPWP application for this type of project.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% minimum - cash
    • Award Amount
      Max - $67,500
      Min - $35,000
    • Deadline
      Pre-Application - January 31, 2023
      Final Application - February 17, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure, Planning, Transportation
  • 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 $60,000
    • Deadline
      December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure, 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, Placemaking, 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
  • Brownfields Economic Revitalization Alliance (BERA)

    BERA is a joint effort between the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, the Agency of Natural Resources and the Agency of Transportation. The intent of BERA is to ensure that there is coordinated efforts from the three agencies to streamline permitting of high priority brownfields redevelopment projects. BERA increases coordination between state and federal agencies, regional development corporations, planning commissions, municipal representatives and private sector developers.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, VTrans - Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Brownfields, Buildings, Economic Development, Housing, Infrastructure
  • Brownfields Revitalization Fund

    The BRF offers grants and loans for the remediation and productive reuse of sites that are currently abandoned or not fully utilized due to contamination. Funding from both federal and state sources is available to private developers, non-profits, and municipalities. Details can be found on the program webpage in addition to 10 V.S.A. § 6654.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      10%
    • Award Amount
      Assessment - $50,000 grants, $250,000 loans
      Remediation - $200,000 grants, no cap for loans
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Brownfields, Buildings, Economic Development, Housing, Infrastructure
  • 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
      February 28, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Transportation
  • Build to Scale Program

    US Economic Development Administration awards grants through the Build to Scale Program for activities designed to develop and support regional technology-based economic development initiatives that accelerate high quality job growth, create more economic opportunities, and support the future of the next generation of industry leading companies. Eligible organizations may be operating initiatives to unlock investment capital across a region or sector, operating programs to accelerate company growth, empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs, and/or enabling technology commercialization. There are two separate competitions: (1) the Venture Challenge and (2) the Capital Challenge.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EDA - US Economic Development Administration
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $1.5 million
    • Deadline
      June 2022
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development
  • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Program

    The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program is an annual FEMA funding program for hazard mitigation. BRIC will support states, local communities, tribes and territories, as they undertake hazard mitigation projects to reduce the risk from natural hazards. The program generally funds analysis of alternatives, design, budget, scoping and benefit-cost analysis projects. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that will replace the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, VEM - Vermont Emergency Management
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% to 25%
    • Award Amount
      $2 million total for Vermont
      $1 million total for planning
    • Deadline
      State Deadline - December 9, 2022
      National Deadline - January 27, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Climate, Emergency Management, Infrastructure, Planning, Water Quality
  • 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 - $100
      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
      December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Engagement, Historic Preservation, Housing, Infrastructure, 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, Buildings, Economic Development, Housing, Infrastructure
  • Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund

    Vermont's CWSRF Program provides funding for Vermont's Clean Water projects in the form of low interest loans to municipalities and private entities for eligible projects, including 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: Rolling
      Construction: March 1, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure, Planning, Water and Wastewater, Water Quality
  • Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund: Small Grants for Innovative Local Climate and Energy Projects

    The Vermont Council on Rural Development, in collaboration with the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE) and Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU) invites applications for small grants to support local innovators developing solutions that move Vermont closer to its climate and energy goals. The Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund has supported community projects that have installed new draft-stopping window inserts, solar parking lot streetlights, e-bikes at local libraries, an EV police cruiser, construction of a public regenerative “food forest,” energy audit incentives for local businesses, and more.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VCRD - Vermont Council on Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Minimum - $500
      Maximum - $4000
    • Deadline
      September
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Energy, Housing, Infrastructure, Planning, Transportation
  • Commercial Energy Loan Program

    This program helps Vermont businesses finance qualifying renewable energy generation and energy efficiency improvement projects. VEDA may either make its own direct loan or purchase a portion of another Financial Institution's loan. Use of proceeds must directly relate to a project for renewable energy generation and/or energy efficiency improvements and/or energy technology.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% to 40%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $2,000,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Community Connect Grants

    This program helps fund broadband deployment into rural communities (which lack existing broadband speed of 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream) 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
      Fall 2022
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Broadband and Telecommunications, Economic Development, Infrastructure
  • Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

    This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas with fewer than 20,000 residents. 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. This may include health care, government buildings, community centers, transitional housing, public safety facilities and equipment, educational services, telecommunications, food pantries, and more.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      25% to 85% for grants
      Loan rates and fees vary
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      National Pool - April
      State Pool - December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Emergency Management, Housing, Infrastructure, Other, Public Health
  • Community Facilities Loan Guarantee Program

    This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas with fewer than 50,000 residents. 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. This may include health care, government buildings, community centers, transitional housing, public safety facilities and equipment, educational services, telecommunications, food pantries, and more.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      Loan rates and fees vary
    • Award Amount
      $100 million
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Emergency Management, Housing, Infrastructure, Other, Public Health
  • 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
      May
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Emergency Management, Housing, Infrastructure, Other, Planning, Public Health
  • Community Recovery and Revitalization Program

    The Community Recovery and Revitalization Program (CRRP) will provide recovery funding for projects that spur economic recovery and revitalization to mitigate the negative economic impacts of COVID-19 in communities across the state. Eligible uses include expansion of businesses in qualified census tracts; capital improvements to childcare facilities; capital improvements or safe reopening measures for defined impacted industries (agriculture, education, arts and recreation, accommodation and food service); affordable housing; and municipal water, wastewater, or stormwater infrastructure that supports housing.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      80%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $1 million
    • Deadline
      Priority Application (BIPOC & non-MSA areas) - December 29, 2022
      Others - until all funds are allocated
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Educational, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Housing, Infrastructure, Water and Wastewater, Water Quality
  • 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 Arts Council, Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services
    • Local Match Requirement
      50% (at least 50% of which must be cash)
    • Award Amount
      Min -$1,000
      Max- $30,000
    • Deadline
      May 2022
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Accessibility, Art, Buildings, Economic Development, Emergency Management, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure, Placemaking
  • CWIP Dam Removal Design / Implementation Grant

    A part of the Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP), this grant supports design and implementation of selected priority water quality Dam Removal projects from the DEC Watershed Projects Database to achieve measurable improvements to Vermont's water quality.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, WUV - Watersheds United Vermont
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      $500,000
    • Deadline
      September 9, 2022
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Emergency Management, Infrastructure, Planning, Water Quality
  • CWIP Enhancement Development Design and Implementation Grant

    A part of the Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP), the EDDIG grant supports the development, design, and implementation of priority water quality projects. The projects' primary purpose must be to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution from runoff and soil erosion that discharge into the State’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Funds are administered by three groups: VT Department of Environmental Conservation, Watersheds United Vermont and the Vermont Natural Resources Conservation Council administer funds provided by VT Department of Environmental Conservation. Projects fall into two categories: 1. stormwater projects (specifically those not on state-identified 3-acre sites) and 2. natural resources projects (including restoration of lakeshore, rivers / floodplains / streams, wetlands, and watershed forestry). Funds can be used for preliminary and final engineering design.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, VACD - Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, WUV - Watersheds United Vermont
    • Local Match Requirement
      50% in MS4 communities
      No match required elsewhere
    • Award Amount
      None specified
    • Deadline
      May 27, 2022 for WUV
      October 24, 2022 for NRCC
      February 17, 2023 for DEC
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Infrastructure, Water Quality
  • CWIP MS4 Community Formula Grant

    The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Community Formula Grant, a part of the Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP), assists MS4 communities with MS4 permit compliance to reduce the adverse impacts to water quality of a discharge or stormwater runoff. Grant recipients must use the grant to design and/or implement elgible stormwater management practices to help with MS4 community make progress towards phosphorus reducted targets assigned within their Phosphorus Control Plans.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      TBD
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure, Transportation, Water Quality
  • CWIP Project Development Grant

    A part of the Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP), this grant supports development of water quality improvement projects. Funds should be used for getting landowners, municipalities and other partners “on board” with projects to improve water quality and to move projects towards design and implementation. Applications may be submitted for general project scoping of a set of projects, or for development of specific projects that require coordination between the landowner and other partners.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, WUV - Watersheds United Vermont
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      General scoping: $500 - $2,000
      Specific projects: appx. $15,000 max
    • Deadline
      December 7, 2022
    • Competitive?
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Planning, Water Quality
  • Diesel Emissions Reduction Assistance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards grants under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) to assist States in their efforts to develop diesel emissions reduction programs. The Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Financial Assistance Program was developed to provide technical assistance and incentive funding for projects that reduce diesel emissions from engines, vehicles, and equipment in Vermont with the goals of reducing public exposure to emissions from diesel-powered engines and the associated risks to public health and the environment. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) periodically solicits applications from potential project partners for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions from diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment operating in Vermont.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varies
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      Varies
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State
    • Project Categories
      Energy, Transportation
  • Direct Loan Program

    This program helps businesses to finance fixed assets such as purchase of land, buildings (including renovations), machinery, equipment, furniture, and fixtures. It is utilized in conjunction with bank financing. Projects must demonstrate creation or retention of employment for Vermonters or import of capital to Vermont.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      10%
    • Award Amount
      Up to $5 million ($6 million for energy-related projects)
      capped at 40% of project cost
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Disabled Access Tax Credit

    The Disabled Access Credit provides a non-refundable credit for small businesses (less than $1 mil earnings and 30 or fewer full-time employees) 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
      Min - $250
      Max - $10,000
    • Deadline
      Due with business tax return
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business
    • Project Categories
      Accessibility, Buildings, Economic Development, Equity and Social Justice
  • 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 compliance 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
      50% to 90% of eligible expenditures
    • Award Amount
      10% to 50% of eligible expenditures
      Minimum $5,000
      Maximum varies
    • Deadline
      January 16, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Educational, Homeowner Association, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Emergency Management, Historic Preservation, Housing, Infrastructure
  • Downtown Sales Tax Reallocation Program

    Municipalities and the developer of a qualified project jointly apply for a reallocation of sales taxes on construction materials to fund related projects within the same designated downtown. Eligible uses include expansion or rehabilitation of contiguous real property, or to fund municipal projects that support qualified projects.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A
    • Award Amount
      Varies by size of municipality and project
      Cap of $3 million combined with Downtown and Village Center Tax Credits
    • Deadline
      July 1
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Housing, Infrastructure, Placemaking, Transportation, Water and Wastewater, Water Quality
  • Downtown Transportation Fund

    To finance transportation-related capital improvements in support of economic development, within or serving a state designated downtown or village center to support safe, multi-modal, and resilient transportation systems. Projects include 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. Village centers must have participated in the Better Connections Program or have completed comparable comprehensive planning.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      20%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $200,000
    • Deadline
      January 31, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Broadband and Telecommunications, Brownfields, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Construction Fund

    This component of the state's water infrastructure financing program is available for bidding, construction, and post-construction activities for public drinking water systems. This may include new drinking water facilities, public community water systems, and private non-profit water systems. Funds are available as a 0% interest loan with a 20-40 year term that may be fully or partially forgiven under certain criteria.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A - 0% interest loan
      May be forgivable under certain terms
      Administrative fees may apply
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      March 1, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure, Water and Wastewater
  • Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Planning Fund

    This component of the state's water infrastructure financing program is available for planning, preliminary design, and final engineering of public drinking water systems. This may include new drinking water facilities, public community water systems, and private non-profit water systems. Funds are available as a 0% interest loan with a 20-40 year term that may be fully or partially forgiven under certain criteria.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      N/A - 0% interest loan
      May be forgivable under certain terms
      Administrative fees may apply
    • Award Amount
      Max - $250,000 per funding cycle
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Infrastructure, Planning, Water and Wastewater
  • Drug Free Communities Support Program

    This program provides community-based coalitions with up to 10 years of funding to promote positive youth engagement and address the local conditions that drive youth substance use.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Local Match Requirement
      Years 1-6: 100% match (1 : 1)
      Years 7-8: 125% match (1.25 : 1)
      Years 9-10: 150% match (1.5 : 1)
    • Award Amount
      $125,000 per budget period
    • Deadline
      April 11, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Engagement, Equity and Social Justice, Public Health
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Loan Program

    This program provides a loan for purchase and/or installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that are made available for use by the general public.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEDA - Vermont Economic Development Authority
    • Local Match Requirement
      1% fixed interest rate
      2% commitment fee
    • Award Amount
      Max - $100,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grant Program

    The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) offers grants for municipalities and private entities to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in public places to expand the state's EV charging network, including both Level 2 and DC fast charging stations. Initially funded by the 2017 Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement, legislative appropriations are expected to continue funding the program for the foreseeable future, including opportunities for non-public workplace charging stations. Also see the Multiunit Dwelling Electric Vehicle Charging Grant sub-program.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      TBA
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Emergency Rural Health Care Impact Grant

    The Emergency Rural Health Care program is designed to help rural communities (with fewer than 20,000 residents) broaden access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, rural health care services, and food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities. Track Two: Impact Grant funds must be used in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and to advance ideas and solutions to solve regional rural health care problems to support the long-term sustainability of rural health care. Long-term sustainability is defined as “improved health outcomes, improved access to quality health care, and creating and maintaining sustainable economic development for small communities.”
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      25-85% cash
    • Award Amount
      $5 million - $10 million
    • Deadline
      Closed
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Planning, Public Health
  • Emergency Rural Health Care Recovery Grant

    The Emergency Rural Health Care program is designed to help rural communities (with fewer than 20,000 residents) broaden access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, rural health care services, and food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities. Track One: Recovery funds must be used in correlation with the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support immediate health care needs, to help prepare for a future pandemic event, to increase access to quality health care services, or to support food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      25-85% cash
    • Award Amount
      $25,000 - $1 million
    • Deadline
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Broadband and Telecommunications, Emergency Management, Public Health
  • 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, Planning, Water and Wastewater
  • Enhancements of Recreation Stewardship and Access (ERSA) Trail Grants

    ERSA Trail Grants are intended to support non-profit organizations and municipalities around the state as they work to steward and restore their community's trails and improve trail accessibility and access for this generation and the next.
    • Funding Agency or Organization

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    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      $25,000 minimum
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      August (letter of intent)
      November (full application)
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Accessibility, Conservation, Recreation, Transportation
  • Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Cooperative Agreement

    U.S. EPA’s EJCPS Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to eligible nonprofit community-based organizations (CBOs) working on or planning to work on projects to address local environmental and/or public health issues in their communities. The program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships with other stakeholders (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, academia, etc.) to develop solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issues at the local level. EPA will be giving special consideration to the following focus areas:
    • Projects addressing climate change, disaster resiliency, and/or emergency preparedness
    • Projects located in and/or benefitting rural areas
    • Projects conducting Health Impact Assessments (HIA)
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      $150,000 for small CBOs (<=5 employees)
      $500,000 for large CBOs
    • Deadline
      April 10, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Climate, Emergency Management, Engagement, Equity and Social Justice, Infrastructure, Planning, Public Health, Water Quality
  • Environmental Justice Government-to-Government Program

    Formerly known as the State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement program, the EJG2G Program works to support and/or create model state activities that lead to measurable and meaningful environmental or public health results in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms and risks. These models should leverage or utilize existing resources or assets of state agencies to develop key tools, processes, and partnershipsthat integrate environmental justice considerations into state governments and government programs. Government organizations must partner with an eligible nonprofit community-based organization (CBO) to apply for funding. EPA will be giving special consideration to the following focus areas:
    • Projects addressing climate change, disaster resiliency, and/or emergency preparedness
    • Projects located in and/or benefitting rural areas
    • Projects conducting Health Impact Assessments (HIA)
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      $1,000,000
    • Deadline
      April 10, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Climate, Emergency Management, Engagement, Equity and Social Justice, Infrastructure, Planning, Public Health, Transportation, Water and Wastewater, Water Quality
  • Federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit

    A credit for 20% of a taxpayer's income tax is available for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing buildings that listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Eligible rehabilitation costs include labor, materials and architects or other consultant fees. Make sure to check the program application fees.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      Application fees apply
    • Award Amount
      20% of eligible expenditures
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Housing, Infrastructure, Placemaking
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance

    The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program funds states, local communities, and territories to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). There are three categories of funding: Capacity and Capability Building, Localized Flood Risk Reduction, and Individual Flood Mitigation Projects (buyouts).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, VEM - Vermont Emergency Management
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% to 25%
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      December 9, 2022
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Climate, Emergency Management, Planning, Water Quality
  • Flood Resilient Communities Fund

    The Flood Resilient Communities Fund (FRCF) was established by the Vermont Legislature under Act 74. It supports landscape improvement, community resilience, and reducing the future public safety and water quality impacts of climate-related flood hazards in Vermont. The voluntary program focusing on buyouts of flood-vulnerable properties prioritizes projects in communities and/or for homeowners with greatest economic need. It also prioritizes projects that mitigate repetitive loss among low-income and marginalized portions of the population.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, VEM - Vermont Emergency Management
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      No Minimum or maximum
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Climate, Emergency Management, Infrastructure, Planning, Water Quality
  • Forest Economy Program

    The purpose of this program is to support the forest-based economy, and to assist in the industry’s evolution to include new technologies and viable business models across the 4-state Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) region. Whether funded directly or through partnerships, funds will be awarded to support projects in the forest economy, which may include one (or multiple) of the following: 1) community development; 2) workforce (re)training and development; 3) marketing/communication and education; 4) business planning and technical assistance; and 5) public infrastructure.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      NBRC - Northern Border Regional Commission
    • Local Match Requirement
      20-50% depending on economic distress
    • Award Amount
      $1,000,000 maximum
    • Deadline
      Letters of Interest Mar 10 or Sep 15, 2023
      Applications Apr 28 or Nov 3, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Climate, Conservation, Economic Development, Engagement, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Greening Schools on Arbor Day Grant

    Horsford's Nursery and the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry (VT UCF) Program offer Greening Schools grants for to 10 school campuses in Chittenden and Addison Counties to plant one large shade or ornamental tree to celebrate Vermont Arbor Day (the first Friday in May).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VT UCF - Vermont Urban and Community Forestry
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Estimated value $30 - $600
    • Deadline
      April 1, 2023 (tentative)
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Placemaking
  • Growing Urban Forests in the Face of Emerald Ash Borer Grants

    The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program (VT UCF) seeks applicants needing financial assistance for tree planting and reforestation efforts in consideration of the impact of the invasive forest pest emerald ash borer (EAB). This grant program will support: (1) Tree planting in the public right-of-way or in public places such as parks, village greens, and educational campuses,  and (2) Tree planting on private land, provided approved permissions and agreements are in place. With special funds through the US Forest Service’s Sustainable Urban Forest Resilience Program, VT UCF was selected to work with communities to support more resilient urban and community forests, with a focus on Vermont’s state-designated planning areas. This funding is intended for municipalities and applicants that are prepared to plant trees to offset the loss of ash trees due to EAB.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VT UCF - Vermont Urban and Community Forestry
    • Local Match Requirement
      2:1 cost-share (e.g., $2,500 local match for $5,000 project)
    • Award Amount
      Minimum - $3,000
      Maximum - $20,000
    • Deadline
      December 30, 2022
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Infrastructure, Planning, Water Quality
  • 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
      FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, VEM - Vermont Emergency Management
    • Local Match Requirement
      10% to 25%
    • Award Amount
      No maximum
    • Deadline
      State Deadline - November
      National Deadline - Varies
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Climate, Emergency Management, Infrastructure, Planning, 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 improvements in communities across New England. Target investment areas change from year to year, but generally focus on environmental justice, pollution prevention, infrastructure resilience, and sustainability as these relate to public health.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      5%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $30,000-$40,000
    • Deadline
      May
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Emergency Management, Energy, Equity and Social Justice, Infrastructure, Planning, Public Health, Water and Wastewater, Water Quality
  • 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
      First Monday in October
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Housing, Placemaking
  • 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 shovel-ready 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
      September 10
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Economic Development, Public Health
  • Innovative Clean Energy: Fossil Loan Guarantee

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Program Office provides loan guarantees for Innovative Clean Energy: Fossil Projects under the Title 17 Innovative Clean Energy Loan Guarantee Program (Title 17), authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Title 17 helps eliminate gaps in commercial financing for energy projects in the United States that utilize innovative technology to reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Energy: Fossil Loan Guarantee is limited to projects specific to fossil fuel innovations, such as carbon capture, low-carbon power, efficiency, energy storage, hydrogen fuel cells, liquefied or compressed natural gas, alternative vehicle fuel distribution, pollution control. It can also be used for distributed energy projects such as combined heat and power, coal bed methane, syngas, methane recovery / landfill gas, and distributed carbon capture and use.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      DOE - US Department of Energy
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varied interest rates / fees apply
    • Award Amount
      Unlimited
    • Deadline
      March 16, 2025
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Electric Utility, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Innovative Clean Energy Loan Guarantee

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Program Office provides loan guarantees for Innovative Clean Energy Projects under the Title 17 Innovative Clean Energy Loan Guarantee Program (Title 17), authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Title 17 helps eliminate gaps in commercial financing for energy projects in the United States that utilize innovative technology to reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Energy Loan Guarantee is limited to non-fossil energy projects, such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and networked geothermal, and hydrogen. It can also be used for carbon reduction, avoidance, and sequestration projects such as energy storage, carbon capture, pollution control, and efficient electrical, end-use management, and fuel-efficient vehicles (including advanced diesel).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      DOE - US Department of Energy
    • Local Match Requirement
      Varied interest rates / fees apply
    • Award Amount
      Unlimited
    • Deadline
      March 16, 2025
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Electric Utility, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Intermediary Relending Program

    This program provides 1 percent low-interest loans to local lenders or “intermediaries” that re-lend to businesses to improve economic conditions and create jobs in rural communities.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      Min - 5%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $2 million
    • Deadline
      Rolling - Quarterly
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Water and Wastewater
  • 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. Projects must meet an identified need within the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Varies
    • Deadline
      December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, State
    • 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
  • Multiunit Dwelling Electric Vehicle Charging Grant

    The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) offers a Multiunit Dwelling Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program. This funding for installation of electric vehicle charging solutions provides provide convenient, reliable, and affordable access to home charging specifically for residents of multi-unit housing.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ACCD - Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      10%
    • Award Amount
      - $80,000 per site
      - $300,000 per applicant
    • Deadline
      April 1, 2022
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Electric Utility, Homeowner Association, Municipal, Non-profit, State
    • Project Categories
      Energy, Housing, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • 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
      February 1
      June 15
      October 1
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure and Housing
  • 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, Water and Wastewater
  • New England Grassroots Environmental Fund

    The Grassroots Fund's grant programs are designed to energize and nurture long term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and environmentally sustainable communities.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      New England Grassroots Fund
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Seed Grants: $500-$1000
      Grow Grants: $1000-$4000
    • Deadline
      Rolling for Seed Grants
      March and December for Grow / Young Leaders Grants
    • Competitive?
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Agriculture, Art, Climate, Economic Development, Energy, Engagement, Equity and Social Justice, Placemaking, Planning, Public Health, Water Quality
  • Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

    Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is one of three grant programs that constitute DHS/FEMA’s focus on enhancing the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as nonprofits, to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS to help strengthen the nation’s communities against potential terrorist attacks.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEM and FEMA - Vermont Emergency Management / Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      February or March
    • Deadline
      Max per site - $150,000
      Max per applicant - $450,000
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Emergency Management, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Vermont Livable Community Program – Placemaking Grants

    Provides funding for small projects that are focused on reinventing a space that improves the safety, accessibility and overall appeal and are either temporary or permanent projects to have a positive impact on older adults living in your community.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      AARP
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Max - $4,000
    • Deadline
      October 2022
    • 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
  • 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. Examples of Public Works category projects include critical infrastructure and facilities such as water and sewer, telecommunications, brownfields redevelopment, workforce training facilities, industrial and research parks, shipping and logistics facilities, and business incubators and accelerators. Examples of Economic Adjustment Assistance category projects include launching economic diversification strategies in declining industries, or construction of multi-tenant facilities for early-stage businesses.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EDA - US Economic Development Administration
    • Local Match Requirement
      20% to 50%
    • Award Amount
      Min - $100,000
      Max - $30 million
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Brownfields, Buildings, Economic Development, Infrastructure, Planning, Water and Wastewater
  • 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
  • Recycling Education and Outreach Grant

    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $75 million total from Fiscal Year 2022 to Fiscal Year 2026 for grants to fund a new Recycling Education and Outreach Grant Program. Projects funded through the program will: • Inform the public about residential or community recycling or composting programs. • Provide information about the materials that are accepted as part of residential or community recycling or composting programs. • Increase collection rates and decrease contamination across the nation.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      None required but considered in award
    • Award Amount
      $250,000 to $2,000,000
    • Deadline
      February 15, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Engagement, Equity and Social Justice, Public Health
  • 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 ($250,000 in NEK)
    • 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 with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      50% cash
    • Award Amount
      Min - $50,000
      Max - $250,000
    • Deadline
      April 19, 2022
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Engagement, Housing, 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
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Auditand 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
      February
    • 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
      March and November
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Business, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Economic Development, Energy, Infrastructure and Housing
  • Rural Energy Pilot Program Grant

    The Rural Energy Pilot Program (REPP) grant offers financial assistance for rural communities to further develop renewable energy. REPP grant funds can be used to support:
    • Community energy planning, capacity building, and technical assistance
    • Community efficiency and weatherization
    • Installation and equipping of community-scale renewable energy technologies and systems
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      USDA-RD - US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
    • Local Match Requirement
      Min - 20%
    • Award Amount
      Max - $2 million
    • Deadline
      Notice of Intent - April
      Application - July
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      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
  • 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
      National Pool - April
      State Pool - December
    • 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 - $3000
    • Deadline
      February
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Planning, Transportation
  • Solid Waste Infrastructure For Recycling (SWIFR)

    The Solid Waste for Infrastructure (SWIFR) grant program funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will assist local waste management authorities by supporting improvements to local post-consumer materials management, including municipal recycling programs, and assisting local waste management authorities in making improvements to local waste management systems. Projects will be funded under two tracks:
    • Track 1: Projects that benefit disadvantaged communities as defined in the Request for Applications.
    • Track 2: Projects that benefit all other communities that do not meet the definition of disadvantaged communities.
    A separate application (due April 4, 2023) is provided for tribal governments and intertribal consortia at https://www.epa.gov/infrastructure/grants-tribes-and-intertribal-consortia#webinars.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      $500,000 to $4,000,000
    • Deadline
      February 15, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, RPC, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Buildings, Conservation, Equity and Social Justice, Infrastructure, Public Health
  • 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 Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

    The SHSP supports state, tribal, territorial, and local preparedness activities that address high priority preparedness gaps across all core capabilities that support terrorism preparedness.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VEM and FEMA - Vermont Emergency Management / Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      None
    • Deadline
      February or March
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal
    • Project Categories
      Emergency Management, 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) Program

    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
  • Targeted Brownfields Assessments

    The EPA New England Targeted Brownfields Assessments (TBA) program helps municipalities and non-profits partnered with municipalities to redevelop contaminated parcels in their communities. The purpose of a TBA is to minimize the uncertainties surrounding the actual or perceived contamination associated with these sites. It is important that the requestor currently have redevelopment plans for the contaminated property. The request must be for a specific site which the eligible organization currently owns or can obtain ownership through some other means (e.g. tax foreclosure).
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Average $50,000-$100,000
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Brownfields, Buildings, Economic Development, Housing, Planning, Public Health
  • 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
  • UVM Medical Center Community Health Investment Fund

    The University of Vermont Medical Center will invest in community initiatives that improve the overall health of our community. Programs must address either Mental Health or Childhood/Family Health, which were needs identified in the UVM Medical Center’s 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. Strategies should focus on one or more of the following:  Social & Community Connection  Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Families  Access to Services (Mental Health and Childhood/Family)  Social & Emotional Well-Being Support  Substance Misuse Prevention  Cradle to Career Success
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      Max - $50,000
    • Deadline
      October
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Other, Planning, Public Health
  • 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 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
      10% 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
      Varies
    • 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
      February
    • 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
      February
    • 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 Feasibility Funds

    The Vermont Housing and Conservation 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
      $8,000 max for conservation
      $10,000 max for single site housing
      $15,000 max for scattered site housing
    • Deadline
      Rolling
    • Competitive?
      Non-competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, State
    • Project Categories
      Agriculture, Conservation, Housing, Planning, 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 ($215,000 for associated farmland)
    • 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
  • VOREC Community Grant Program

    Grant funding can be used for a variety of purposes with the result being a community(ies) that can show measurable success supporting and growing their local economies through leveraging outdoor recreation.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, FPR - Vermont Forests Parks & Recreation
    • Local Match Requirement
      None
    • Award Amount
      $50,000 minimum
    • Deadline
      December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Engagement, Infrastructure, Placemaking, Recreation
  • Caring For Canopies Grants

    The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry (VT UCF) Program's Communities Caring for Canopy grants provide seed funding to help communities develop and sustain community-wide programs for trees and forests in public places and right-of-ways. These grants allow for multiple program components (e.g., tree planting, tree maintenance, tree inventory, plan development, emerald ash borer or other pest preparedness, public outreach, staff training, and program development) to be merged into one grant application.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      VT UCF - Vermont Urban and Community Forestry
    • Local Match Requirement
      1:1 cost share (including in-kind)
    • Award Amount
      $1,000 - $5,000 reimbursement
    • Deadline
      December 30, 2022
    • Competitive?
      Yes
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Placemaking, Planning, Water Quality
  • 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
      National Pool - April
      State Pool - December
    • 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 8, 2023
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit, RPC
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Engagement, Historic Preservation, Water Quality
  • Windham Foundation Grants

    The Windham Foundation offers a grants program with a mission of supporting the vitality of small-town life. Grants are awarded four times a year to support educational programs, local food initiatives, land conservation for public use, environmental protection, social services, cultural resources, and historic preservation.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      Windham Foundation
    • Local Match Requirement
      50%
    • Award Amount
      Generally up to $10,000
    • Deadline
      March, June, September, and December
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Educational, Municipal, Non-profit, RPC, State, Tribal Government
    • Project Categories
      Agriculture, Art, Conservation, Engagement, Equity and Social Justice, Historic Preservation, Placemaking
  • CWIP Woody Riparian Buffer Planting Block Grant

    A part of the Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP), this grant supports the implementation of high-priority, cost-effective, native riparian woody buffer plantings and associated non-chemical site preparation activities.
    • Funding Agency or Organization
      ANR - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, VACD - Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, WUV - Watersheds United Vermont
    • Local Match Requirement
      None required
    • Award Amount
      Min - $50,000
    • Deadline
      November 7, 2022
      Rolling afterward
    • Competitive?
      Competitive
    • Eligible Organizations
      Municipal, Non-profit
    • Project Categories
      Conservation, Water Quality