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Municipal Planning Grant

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 $15 million to 240 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 Annual Report for more information.

Applying for a Grant  

Applications for fiscal year 2024 are currently closed. The fiscal year 2025 (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025) application cycle will open in July of 2024, with applications due in the fall of 2024.

Local and statewide leaders increasingly recognize the need to grow housing opportunity, and Act 74 of 2023 makes additional funding available for bylaw modernization. This year, Bylaw Modernization Grants were awarded during the same application cycle as Municipal Planning Grants.

FY24 Awards

Information about this year's grant recipients can be found in our list of  FY24 Municipal Planning Grant Recipients and our list of FY24 Bylaw Modernization Grant Recipients. For information about previously funded 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.

2023 Planning Survey

In 2023, we asked members of the planning community from across Vermont to fill out a survey about Community Planning, the Municipal Planning Grant Program, and the Bylaw Modernization Grant Program. This is the summary of findings and full results.