Vermonters are known for their attitudes and practices in environmental stewardship. The Brownfields Initiative is an example of this commitment. The initiative combines the economic development expertise of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) with the environmental experience and technical know-how of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR).
For many years, annual funding has been provided to support municipal planning projects. This support, in the form of grants, has helped draft and update town plans and bylaws. A complete list of projects funded through the MPG Program between 1998 and 2018 is available here.
All Municipal Planning Grant (MPG) applications must be submitted through the online Grant Electronic Application and Reporting System (GEARS). (Online application will be available August 1, 2018.) Grants are available to municipalities with a confirmed local planning process.