Community Development

CD Board, Meetings & Awards

Vermont Community Development Board

Vermont has a Community Development (CD) Board, which in conjunction with the VCDP staff, review the applications. The CD Board is made up of nine members from around the state, who are appointed by the Governor. The CD Board makes VCDP grant award recommendations to the Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), who then makes the final award decisions on behalf of the Governor.

Grantee Guidance

Municipalities that successfully receive grant awards from the VCDP must meet the award conditions indicated in the award letter. Once all the award conditions have been met the municipality will then be offered a grant agreement by the Department. The municipality will then need to complete all their special conditions/documentation required within the grant agreement before they can begin to requisition funds. VCDP is a federal program with federal requirements that apply to all Grantees. 

Applicant Guidance

Applying for Funding

VCDP accepts applications on a rolling basis.  However, it is recommended that you submit your application prior to the target dates listed below for the corresponding board meeting.  For more information see — * 2016-2017 Guidance on Applying.

Toolkit

Based on the needs identified in the five partner communities, the VERI team developed '101' guidance, checklists and more advanced tools that communities and businesses can use to weather the next storm. 

Final Report

The VERI report describes the data gathering, the community ranking process, the community engagement, the review of policies and steps to identify project recommendations. This information is useful to any region or community working to reduce its flood risks and protect its businesses and economy from future floods.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

St. Albans - Stephen Goodhue
St. Albans
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts have been available in Vermont as a public infrastructure financing tool for many years. Vermont’s TIF program has undergone many statutory changes through the years, especially since the introduction of a statewide education property tax.

Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference

The Department of Housing and Community Development presents the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. The event is made possible by a partnership with Northern Stage, Preservation Trust of Vermont, and the Town of Hartford.  The conference will highlight White River Junction's successful revival by bringing new housing, businesses, and jobs downtown.

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