Department of Housing & Community Development

Municipal Planning Grants Program Overview

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 232 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 (PDF)

In a recent survey, 83% of local officials said municipal planning grants are very important in helping communities acheive their planning goals (see 2016 MPG Survey Results).

Applying for a Grant:
Applications are due October 31, 2016 @ 7 pm
For information about eligibility, funding priorities, and competitive criteria please review the Program Description and visit the FY17 Application Page.

FY2016 Awards:
Information about this year’s grant recipients can be found in our list of FY 2016 Municipal Planning Grant Recipients. For information about previously awarded grants, see the complete list of projects funded since 1998.

Administering an Awarded Grant:
Resources for current grantees including important dates, requisition, amendment, and closeout instructions are available on the Grant Administrators Page.

Annina Seiler, Grants Management Specialist