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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 ApplyingTimeline for the review process.

2022 Community Development Board Meetings (July 2022-June 2023)

Target Dates for Pre-App Public Hearing Notice Dates Public Hearing Dates Submission Date for Application  CD Board Meeting Schedule
Jul. 24, 2022 Aug. 24, 2022 Sep. 8, 2022 Sep. 13, 2022 Nov. 10, 2022
Dec. 18, 2022 Jan. 18, 2023 Feb. 2, 2023 Feb. 7, 2023 Apr. 6, 2023  (CANCELLED
Feb. 22, 2023 Mar. 22, 2023 Apr. 6, 2023 Apr. 11, 2023 Jun. 8, 2023

Application Assistance

Resources to assist in the VCDP grant application process:

Application Requirements

  • Municipality must hold at least one public hearing to provide residents with an opportunity to learn and comment on the proposal.  The public hearing notice must appear in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least 15 days prior to the date the hearing is held (10 V.S.A. § 684) and the public hearing must be held at least 5 days before the application is submitted to the Agency.  So long as a physical location is provided for attendees and one member of the public body is present, public hearings may occur as hybrid digital/physical meetings wherein members of the public and/or public body attend in person or digitally.  

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 (GEARS).

Specific Questions