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 quality of life. See our MPG Program Overview (PDF)

In a recent survey, 85% of local officials said this program was a critical tool to help communities turn their visions into reality (see 2013 MPG and Community Planning Survey Results).

FY2016 Awards:
Information about this year’s grant recipients can be found in our list of FY 2016 Municipal Planning Grant Recipients. A complete list of projects funded since 1998 is available here.

Next Round of Grants:
The Program Description, including competitive criteria for the upcoming grant round will be issued in early June 2016. (The FY16 Program Description details the requirements for the past round of MPG applications).  

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