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Preservation in Act 250 (10 VSA Chapter 151)

Established in the spring of 1970 by the Vermont Legislature, Act 250 is Vermont’s Land Use and Development Act. The Act 250 program provides a public, quasi-judicial process for reviewing and managing the environmental, social and fiscal consequences of major subdivisions and developments in Vermont.

Preservation in Section 248 (Public Service Board)

Section 248 of Title 30 requires companies to obtain a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Board (PSB) before beginning site preparation or construction of electric transmission facilities, electric generation facilities and certain gas pipelines within Vermont.

Grantee Guidance

Planning Rendering

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.

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 — *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. 

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