The Municipal Planning Grant (MPG) program encourages and supports planning and revitalization for local municipalities in Vermont. Awarded annually and administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development, the MPG program works to strengthen Vermont by funding local planning initiatives that support statewide planning goals. Since 1998, the MPG program has provided over $11 million to 234 cities and towns across Vermont to help breathe new life into communities, plan for future growth and development, and improve the quality of life. See our MPG Program Overview and Case Study for more information.
In a recent survey, 83% of local officials said this program was a critical tool to help communities realize their planning goals (see 2016 MPG Survey Results).
Information about this year’s grant recipients can be found in our list of FY 2017 Municipal Planning Grant Recipients. For information about previously funded grants see the complete list of projects funded since 1998.
Applications will be due Fall 2017. The Program Description, including competitive criteria for the upcoming grant round will be issued in early June 2017. The FY17 Program Description details the requirements for the past round of MPG applications. Visit the Application Page for more information about the application process.
Resources for current grantees including important dates, requisition, amendment, and closeout instructions are available on the Grant Administrators Page.