Applicant Guidance

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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.

2018 Community Development Board Meetings (July 2018-June 2019)

*Target Dates for Submission CD Board Meeting Schedule
Sep. 4, 2018 Nov. 1, 2018
Feb. 12, 2019 Apr. 4, 2019
Apr. 16, 2019 Jun. 13, 2019

Application Assistance

Resources to assist in the VCDP grant application process:

Application Requirements

  • Municipality must hold at least one public hearing (link to program guide pdf) to provide residents with an opportunity to learn and comment on the proposal.  

Flowchart of publishing the public hearing notice for the application to comply with 15 day rule through submission

  • A municipality must have an adopted municipal plan in place that is in accordance with 24 V.S.A chapter 117, subchapter 5, “Municipal Development Plan”.
  • All VCDP applications are submitted by Municipal Officials of their respective municipality.   
  • All applications are submitted through the Online Grants Management System.
Questions Regarding Contact

Project eligibility, pre-applications, and applications

Bennington, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Rutland counties
Caledonia, Essex, Orleans, Orange, Windham and Windsor counties
Addison, Lamoille, and Washington counties 

Completing the Environmental Review 
Gaining access to the Online Grants Management System (GEARS), and creating applications and environmental reviews

Contact Us

Cindy Blondin, Grants Specialist

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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