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CRRP Approved Applications

The Community Recovery and Revitalization Program (CRRP) provides funding for projects that spur economic recovery and revitalization in communities across the state. Eligible uses for these funds include capital improvements related to the renovation or creation of childcare and affordable housing for low and moderate income households, capital projects that assist nonprofits and small businesses in industries most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and municipal water supply and wastewater projects that build housing or create jobs through business creation and expansion. These recovery funds are intended to retain and expand existing businesses and nonprofit organizations with a preference for projects that primarily serve BIPOC populations and projects located in regions and communities with declining or stagnant grand list values.

The following chart outlines the CRRP applications approved to date. For additional details on program utilization through January 2023, please see the CRRP report.







Project County Project Name Sector Category Project Description Estimated Total Project Cost Proposed Award
Addison Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at Basin Harbor, Inc. - Improving Accessibility and Facilities  Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Renovation of an existing building to create new workspaces, storage spaces for museum collections, and exhibition spaces. Increase accessibility in this building and across the campus by bringing approaches and thresholds into compliance with ADA standards to make the museum accessible and inviting for more visitors, increasing visitation and tourism to this area of rural Addison County.  $330,000 $66,000
Addison Sienna Construction LLC - Armory House Housing Construction of 9-unit multifamily building to supply needed new affordable and moderate-income housing in Vergennes while supporting local. Includes four 2-bedroom units and five 1-bedroom units with the two ground floor units ADA compliant and fully wheelchair accessible.   $2,565,500 $500,000
Addison The Willowell Foundation Inc - Wren's Nest Preschool Sustainability and Housing Expansion  Childcare Purchase of land and infrastructure to create low-income housing for professionals in early education and help strengthen Vermont’s workforce. Expansion of preschool with permanent roots in Bristol, offering three more full time slots per year and reserving twenty percent of those spots for low-to-moderate-income families. Construction of a modest schoolhouse, which will grow our programmatic infrastructure, support the subsequent hiring of more teachers and expand access to more low-income families. Construction of a three bedroom low-income unit that will serve as AmeriCorps member housing.  $1,480,800 $296,160
Addison Town Hall Theater Inc. - Town Hall Center for the Performing Arts  Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont is undertaking a transformational project growing a community theater into a regional performing arts center. Construction of a new 7,000-8,000 sqft three-story wing, which will attach to the existing theater and be constructed on an adjacent lot that Town Hall Theater bought in 2018 with the intention to expand.  $6,500,000 $500,000
Bennington Bennington Museum - Roofing Repair and HVAC Upgrades Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Repair  roof and complete an HVAC improvement project. $184,720 $36,944
Bennington Hale Resources LLC - Benn High Redevelopment  Housing, Project is located within a QCT Repurpose the historic Old Bennington High School building for housing, community recreation, and social services. The building has been vacant since 2004 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plans include 70,000 sqft of potential residential space with 37 housing units -  15 units being perpetually affordable in Condo #1. $5,773,085 $500,000
Bennington Manchester - Main Street Sewer Main and Water Main Extension and Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Installation  Water/Wastewater Extension of municipal sewer, along approximately one mile section of North Main Street from Cemetery Avenue, and to the Mobile Home Park which is located next to the Town Office to provide municipal sewer service to multiple single-family homes and a large number of commercial properties, and the mobile home park. Installation of Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV), near the intersection of Main Street and Barnumville Road will allow for greater pressure to power a sprinkler system(s) in the new hotel project (private development) , as well as, potentially, other commercial properties along this section of Main Street. The PRV serves to reduce the water pressure for residential service in order to protect residential systems from the increased water pressure needed to power the sprinkler systems. Extension of water line, from its present termination at the Town Offices into the Mobile Home Park. The Town outlines that the water system located at the Mobile Home Park, is currently out of compliance with State requirements.  $3,018,880 $603,776
Caledonia Cellars at Jasper Hill LLC - Food Venture Center Creamery Expansion Agriculture Investment in the Vermont Food Venture Center (FVC) creamery milk intake and production capacity including  the purchase and installation of two 8,000-gallon silos, one for milk receiving and a second for whey storage. The truck bay will be modified to enable milk delivery by a larger milk truck. Approximately 1,600 sqft of existing cold storage will be converted to sanitary climate-controlled cheese production space in order to accommodate the processing of increased milk receipts. $1,308,000 $261,600
Caledonia Friends of the Jeudevine Library, Inc. - Library Expansion Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Renovation of historic building in Hardwick Village to better meet community's needs and expansion of a ~5,000 sqft two-level addition that will add reading rooms for children and teens, a dedicated circulation area, a public event room with an appended kitchen, a staff room, and a small meeting room for committees and book clubs. $3,050,000 $500,000
Caledonia Gilman Housing Trust - St. Johnsbury Accessory Buildings Housing Renovation of 2 St. Johnsbury properties resulting in 7 affordable units. All seven of these new units will be affordable as defined and will give priority to folks moving out of homelessness. $2,846,974 $360,228
Caledonia Northeast Kingdom Development Corporation - Yellow Barn Business Accelerator  Agriculture Rehabilitation of the barn and new construction alongside it. Cabot will lease all the space in the historic barn to operate a retail destination featuring its cheeses, as well as other local foods and beverages. Just footsteps away from the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, the unique retail destination will draw at least 30,000 visitors from the northeast each year. New construction includes a one-story accelerator just under 22,000 sqft. Two tenants are leasing the accelerator: Jasper Hill Farm and the Center for an Agricultural Economy. The square footage is roughly divided evenly between the two tenants. $10,371,746 $1,000,000
Chittenden ABC Academy, LLC - Childcare Expansion  Childcare Expansion of childcare facility including purchase and renovation of building the program currently resides in to increase childcare slots by 30 children and add 7 jobs. This will increase childcare slots from 77 children to 107. Additional renovation of 5,700 sqft basement will add an indoor gross motor space, space for Saturday Morning Playgroups, onsite gym, and a STEM Innovation Programing and Arts space for children ages 3 - 12 years old. $2,030,000 $406,000
Chittenden KSL, LLC -Laundromat Ventilation Upgrade Project is located in a QCT and is BIPOC serving Installation of a high efficiency energy recovery ventilation (ERV) unit along with a mechanical louvered air intake to mitigate circulation issues in an approximately 1,000 sqft laundromat with 24 washer and dryers and associated patron waiting areas $30,000 $6,000
Essex 3B, LLC - 28 Cross Street Renovation  Project is located in a QCT  Renovation of Island Pond building into a vibrant multi-use commercial/residential space in the town center including modifications to create a rental apartment on the second floor, modifications to the first floor from retail to cafe and bakery, modifications to the basement from storage/mechanical space to a modern fitness/yoga studio, facade modifications to include repainting, fire code modifications for a second entrance to the basement which will require changes to the existing front porch, and an outdoor patio along the side of the building. The goal of these exterior changes is to increase the curb appeal of building and maximize the building's property utilization. $450,000 $90,000
Essex American Legion Brighton Post #80 - roofing, signage, and fencing Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Construction/replacement of entire roofing of building. $41,600 $8,320
Franklin Town of Highgate - Highgate Airport Infrastructure Project  Water/Wastewater Extension of Swanton Village's water and sewer infrastructure along VT Route 78 from the current terminus at 175 Thunderbird Drive, to the Commercial/Industrial Zoning District surrounding the Franklin County State Airport (FCSA) located at 629 Airport Road, to support business development and workforce development. The Town of Highgate is collaborating with Swanton Village to extend utilities to the airport for the potential growth impact it can have in the region because it will allow for wider uses of the valuable land including food processing and manufacturing.  $3,500,000 $700,000
Orange Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation- Orange County Parent Child Center Randolph (OCPCC Randolph) Educational Services Purchase, renovation, and repurposing of a vacant, two-story building on Route 66 in Randolph, to create a new, high-quality, early care and education (ECE) program serving 88 children, from infancy through preschool, and their families. In addition to the new childcare spaces created, the facility design includes space for ECE workforce training and education, and other child and family support services.  $5,398,622 $1,000,000
Orange Village Ventures - 61 N. Pleasant St Affordable Housing Housing Renovation of vacant historic 1900 3-family building in downtown Bradford to bring 3 housing units back to market and add 3 new units across the barn and unfinished space. $843,623 $168,725
Orleans LEDGENEAR FARM - Diversification Project  Agriculture Diversification of dairy farm in Glover to include investments in equipment and capital facilities improvements to support maple, beef, and flower production, as well as agritourism related to self-pick apple orchard and farm-stay attractions.  $1,007,800 $201,561
Orleans Orleans County Historical Society, Inc. dba Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village - Cyrus Eaton House Restoration Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation The Cyrus Eaton House is one of eight historic buildings and 60 acres under the care of the Orleans County Historical Society. The building needs structural restoration and exterior improvements which will stabilize the building and create the opportunity for increased access to and interpretation of the site's nationally significant African American, 19th century history.  $90,000 $18,000
Rutland Center & Wales LLC - Downtown Rutland Hotel and Residences  Accommodation & Food Services, Project is located within a QCT Construction of a 6-story structure on the corner of Center and Wales Street located in the heart of downtown Rutland.  The proposed project is a mixed-use building consisting of 4 stories of hotel and 2 stories of market rate apartments.  The proposed structure will fill the footprint of the "pit" area in a U-shape with a courtyard area in the middle.  The proposed structure will be constructed directly adjacent (and adjoining) to the former Rutland Herald headquarters that is currently located on the property.   $35,000,000 $500,000
Rutland Haystack Catering, LLC Accommodation & Food Services Expanding catering and events business by building a dedicated catering kitchen on first floor of new building, with a yoga and wellness studio on the second floor.   $450,000 $79,347
Rutland Paramount Center Inc. - Renovations and expansion of The Paramount Theatre and adjoining Richardson Building Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Energy-efficient and ADA-accessibility upgrades and improvements, and construction of two 4,000 sqft multi-use venues. These flexible spaces are intended for community-wide use, will retain period architectural elements, and enhance customer experience throughout.  $5,500,000 $154,462
Rutland Town of Killington - Killington Forward Water Project  Water/Wastewater Creation of a municipal water supply system and transmission to include the Valley Wells, well house, pump station, storage tank(s), and all transmission mains from the wells to the storage tank(s). This phase also includes the transmission main from the storage tank to the Six Peaks Village and continuing to along Killington Road to its intersection with Ravine Road. This project will also require land acquisition and easements. $31,302,703 $1,000,000
Washington Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc - Technology upgrades to facilitate adult learning, necessary for COVID recovery and workforce development Educational Services, Project is located within a QCT Upgraded technology for Barre City learning center and administrative offices that are imperative for service delivery including 8 desktop and 2 laptop computers for student use, peripherals, as well as a major upgrade of our server system to Microsoft 365. $80,636 $16,127
Washington Neck of the Woods, Inc - Capital Improvements and Expansion Childcare Expansion of a major childcare and early education center in Waitsfield  that will accommodate 125 children starting at 6 weeks of age. Renovation of recently purchased campus that includes a 10,000 sqft main building, a 5,600 sqft warehouse, 11 acres along the Mad River and a large solar array to add a commercial kitchen and cafeteria space on the ground floor, renovation of the second floor to add up to 5 more classrooms and bathrooms, upgrading all fire, safety and communication systems, enhancing ADA accessibility to include an elevator and new entry area, installation of a new heating and cooling system to the second floor plus additional building envelope improvements. $2,500,000 $468,400
Windham Holton House LLC - Workforce Housing Development  Project is located within a QCT Conversion of existing but vacant senior care facility into 35 co-housing units to support a current need for travel nurses, international refugees, and other members of the workforce.  $550,000 $110,000
Windsor American Precision Museum - Transformation and Expansion Plan  Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Expansion of office space to accommodate 3 new full-time employees; restoration and insulation of windows and doors; a new retaining wall; and renovation of storage space into a Smart Classroom and Conference Room. The primary beneficiaries of this project are students, teachers, families, and communities that we serve, and opens space for hosting meetings and events at the historically significant site. $3,100,000 $500,000
Windsor Springfield Area Parent Child Center - Workforce Development & Early Childhood Education Training Center  Educational Services, Project is located within a QCT Multi-tiered project to purchase vacant commercial building across the street from current location and convert it into a diverse education and training facility which will include a mock child care classroom. The project will allow us to immediately begin providing professional development opportunities to Early Childhood Educators and others in the human services field in the 3,000 sqft event hall that holds 198 people. Another portion of the building will later become a community thrift store, (after upgrades in late 2023) where our "Learning Together" program participants, primarily teen parents, will learn retail job skills. $393,465 $78,693
Windsor Springfield Regional Development Corporation - Black River Innovation Campus, Park St. School Redevelopment  Project is located in a QCT Renovation of the core and shell of  95,000 sqft building to allow Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC) to expand from a small pilot area to safe and accessible use of the balance of the building for provide training, mentorship and support for early stage companies, coworking and office space, serving as a regional connector for technology workers and entrepreneurs. $7,300,000 $500,000
Windsor Twin Pines Housing Trust - Riverwalk Community Housing  Housing Construction of 42 new affordable housing units. The development will consist of one multifamily rental building that is four stories with an elevator, and includes a community room, common laundry facilities, a parking garage beneath the building, and surface parking with a total of 53 parking spaces. The building will have heat pumps for heating and cooling, active energy recovery ventilation, and a robust thermal envelope. Four units will be ADA compliant with all other units adaptable. The final unit mix will include 7 studios, 8 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom and 3 three-bedroom units.  $16,526,856 $200,000
      Totals $153,515,054 $10,828,196



Project County Project Name Sector Category Project Description Estimated Total Project Cost Proposed Award
Addison Otter Creek Child Center, Inc. - Community Child Care Expansion Project Childcare Construction of a state-of-the art, ADA compliant, 12,000+ sqft building (part renovation, part new construction), located at the existing Otter Creek Child Center site, which is within a one-mile radius of Addison County’s two largest employers. This facility will serve 139 children ages six weeks to five years, serve a cross section of families of all backgrounds, create 28 new jobs, serve as a workforce development hub for the early care and learning industry, and provide a learning lab for high school and college students $10,692,533 $500,000
Addison Starksboro Cooperative Preschool - Physical Plant Renovation Childcare Renovation and improvement to the Starksboro Village Meetinghouse (SVMH), utilized in long-term lease by the Starksboro Cooperative Pre-school (SCP), to add a second classroom and restroom that will extend enrollment opportunities to toddlers aged 24-36 months, creating 8-10 new slots for local families. Renovations include mechanical and life-safety systems, increased safety of outdoor spaces utilized by the pre-school, added functionality to the space, and preservation of the historic character of the Starksboro Village Meetinghouse. $375,067 $75,000
Bennington Dorset Village Water System Improvements Water and Sewer Large-scale update to the Dorset Village Water System, built primarily in the 1900's, to replace over 15,000 linear feet of aged service lines, 3,000 linear feet of aged distribution mains and install the foundation for a new gravel well source to add capacity to the system to support business and residential growth. This will serve multiple properties along Route 30, and other areas within the Dorset Fire District. $5,000,000 $1,000,000
Caledonia Asian Homestyle Cooking - Commercial Kitchen Expansion  Accommodations and Food Services Build commercial kitchen (electrical, plumbing, propane, and other kitchen equipment, and installations) to allow Asian Homestyle Cooking to reopen and sell frozen homemade artisanal dumplings and sides/condiments.  $23,735 $4,747
Caledonia Friends of Dog Mountain, Inc. - Dog Chapel Foundation Restoration Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation This 150-acre property is the legacy of the late world-renowned artist Stephen Huneck and is now owned and operated by the non-profit, Friends of Dog Mountain (FODM). The Dog Chapel is the most beloved attraction at Dog Mountain and is widely considered to be  Huneck's artistic masterpiece. Extensive repairs and improvements are needed to address the water damage to the foundation and improve accessibility, to preserve this cherished destination for generations to come. $90,000 $18,000
Caledonia Tullar Group, LLC - 288 Church St.  Affordable Housing Renovation of a 2,560 sqft farmhouse in South Ryegate into 3 housing units (1 affordable).   $243,650 $48,730
Chittenden BVR, Inc. - Wastewater System Upgrade  Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Upgrade the wastewater treatment and decommission the old treatment system to preserve the health of Joiner Brook as well as the viability of the Bolton Valley Ski Resort.  $5,000,000 $500,000
Chittenden Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center - Lake Access For All: Waterfront Redevelopment Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Infrastructure necessary for lake access, safe harbor, and growth of Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center’s (CSC) programs and services including an education pier (accessible by visitors with mobility impairments), safe launch site, deep-water basin and hoist. $4,281,912 $312,326
Chittenden Town of Hinesburg - WWTF Upgrade  Water and Sewer Replacement of a .250 million gallons a day lagoon wastewater treatment plant with a .325 million gallons a day Sequential Batch Reactor wastewater treatment facility.  $16,600,000 $1,000,000
Franklin Montgomery Wastewater Infrastructure Project  Water and Sewer Construction of basic public wastewater infrastructure in Montgomery Center to replace existing non-complying on-lot septic systems.  $16,817,000 $1,000,000
Franklin The Learning Tree Child Care Center Childcare Build a new facility to expand childcare center serving 45 pre-school aged youth and their families to add 14  slots all serving lot- to moderate-income families. This project will immediately create two new full time jobs in the region. The proposed project site is centrally located and is accessible to working families from Enosburg, Richford, Berkshire, Bakersfield, and Montgomery. $934,000 $166,733
Grand Isle North Hero Water System Reliability Improvements  Water and Sewer Construction of a water tower to provide redundancy in the distribution system to service points south of Carry Bay including North Hero village. The project will address the frequent loss of service to the southern portion of the island due to a lack of redundancy in a three-mile section that connects the northern and southern system loops.  $4,080,000 $816,000
Rutland Pittsford Village Farm Redevelopment - Childcare and Housing  Childcare Renovation and adaptive reuse of the 8,500 sqft structure on Elm Street to include community meeting space, a new childcare center, and two new affordable apartments. $2,810,664 $437,111
Washington Edward Farrar Utility District - Route 100 Water Line Extension Water and Sewer Extend an 8-inch waterline from a location near the Town Highway Garage on Guptil Road, along East Wind Drive, to Route 100. The extension adds 3,300’ of waterline to the existing water system and includes the installation of three fire hydrants. The project will address several properties along Route 100 and provide enhanced fire protection to those properties and business. The utility district will bring the water service to the “curb” for residents and business and will allow for those residents or business to access low interest funds to connect to the new water service. $2,963,000 $592,600
Washington Montessori School of Central Vermont - Expansion Project  Childcare Expand physical space by approximately 6,000 sqft to increase infant/toddler programs, hire additional staff, and provide a gathering space (multi-purpose room) for the larger Central Vermont community. $3,400,000 $449,309
Washington Turning Point Center of Central Vermont QCT Completion of a new well-designed two-story community recovery center in Barre City, allowing for a critical and overdue expansion in high quality educational, recreational, and direct recovery services delivered within an appealing and indispensable social hub. The Center's construction will provide a truly transformative opportunity for our organization, in partnership with multiple community and regional stakeholders, to support and promote successful long-term recovery across the highly deserving and underserved recovery community of central Vermont.   $3,295,200 $500,000
Washington Vermont Granite Museum of Barre - West Wall Renovation Project Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Renovation of the west wall of the museum, which is the only section of the 28,000 sqft granite plant that is not insulated and sealed causing most of the building to remain too cold to use six months of the year. With the west wall completed, the museum will be able to operate year-round and expand upon its efforts to fulfill the institution's mission. $300,000 $60,000
Windham Chroma Technology Corp - Site Stabilization QCT Significant reduction or flattening of slopes on the north and west side of the building from a 1:1 to a 1:2 pitch with a 4.5 foot rock toe to stabilize the property and protect the building and its foundation from being undermined due to severe slope erosion and flooding. $1,912,325 $382,465
Windham Cutler Block Remodel  QCT Renovation of historic building on Main Street to expand commercial office space. The vacant first floor of the building will be remodeled from a restaurant to office space to accommodate 9 new workspaces and allow the current tenants of the building to expand their businesses.  $858,743 $171,748
Windham Town of Wilmington - Route 9 East Infrastructure Expansion Project Water and Sewer Construction of 6,000 feet of water and wastewater service along Vermont Routes 9 East and 100 South, at the gateway of the Deerfield Valley in Wilmington. Due to inadequate infrastructure, this mixed commercial/residential area consists of 26 vacant, blighted, or underdeveloped properties. Redevelopment of this area will not occur unless water and sewer are available. $3,767,550 $753,510
Windham Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation - Infill-Relocation Master Plan  Affordable Housing Permanently relocate homes out of the floodway (and some in the floodplain) to areas of higher ground, purchase 26 new Zero-Energy Ready manufactured homes, and install the new homes within Mountain Home Park. Remove existing homes and convert the area into a conservation easement. $7,300,000 $500,000
Windham Windham County Dental Center, Inc - Relocation and Expansion Project QCT Relocate and renovate an office building to provide dental care to low to moderate income adults and children. $1,149,000 $182,099
Windsor Springfield Hospital Pedestrian Bridge QCT Remove and replace pedestrian bridge to restore patient access from main parking lot to the top level of  specialty clinic building (Ridgewood Professional Building) that currently houses women's health and psychology outpatient services and expand services offered on that level.  $300,000 $60,000
      Totals $92,206,478 $9,541,195