Municipal Planning Grant

Planning RenderingThe 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 $13 million to 235 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 Overview and Case Study for more information.

Applying for a Grant  

Information about eligibility, funding priorities, and competitive criteria for fiscal year 2022 can be found in the program description.

Special FY2022 Funding for Bylaw Modernization

Local and statewide leaders increasingly recognize the need to grow housing opportunity, and Act 74 of 2021 makes $500,000 available for bylaw modernization.   This one-time State funding will be available to support municipal bylaw modernization amendments in FY22 to expand opportunities for housing, confront the State’s housing crisis, and ready communities for housing investment.  Program details for this special funding are in development and will be announced as soon as possible.

FY2021 Awards 

Information about the previous round of grant recipients can be found in our list of FY 2021 Municipal Planning 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.

FY20 Municipal Planning Grant & Community Planning Survey

Members of the planning community from towns large and small and every county in Vermont remain engaged and interested in the program and community planning.  Read the results of the FY20 survey here.


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