Community Development


On March 30, 2020 the Federal CARES Act was signed to provide states with some relief to aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The State of Vermont received $6,288,440 in Community Development Block Grant  (CDBG-CV1 and CDBG-CV2) funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Federal CARES Act which is administered by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Housing and Community Development - Vermont Community Development Program. 70% of the CDBG-CV funding is required to serve low- and moderate-income persons.

Better Places

Parklet in Montpelier, VT
Parklet in Montpelier, VT
The Department of Housing and Community Development and its partners offers tools, resources, and technical assistance to help communities reimagine and reconfigure their streets, parking areas, and public spaces during COVID-19 and beyond. Better Places will help advance local recovery efforts by providing tools and resources to restore consumer confidence, re


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