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.

2021 Community Development Board Meetings (July 2021-June 2022)

*Target Dates for Submission CD Board Meeting Schedule
Sept. 21, 2021 Nov. 18, 2021
Feb. 8, 2022 Apr. 7, 2022
Apr. 12, 2022 Jun. 9, 2022

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 


Contact Us

Cindy Blondin, Grants Specialist

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

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