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 ApplyingTimeline for the review process.

2020 Community Development Board Meetings (July 2020-June 2021)

*Target Dates for Submission CD Board Meeting Schedule
Sept. 8, 2020 Nov. 5, 2020
Feb. 9, 2021 Apr. 1, 2021
Apr. 13, 2021 Jun. 10, 2021

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.  Due to the COVID 19 outbreak HUD has approved communities being able to host virtual public hearing meetings that are held in real time for community members to able to participate in the meeting.  The notice must comply with the states public notice requirements (Act 92 Sec. 5 & 6 and 1 VSA § 312 (d)(1)); At least two days prior to the public hearing, the notice must be posted on the municipalities website and posted near the municipal office and at least two other designated public places in the Municipality. Documentation of proof with time and date stamp must be included as part of the posting. 

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 


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Cindy Blondin, Grants Specialist

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Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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