Community Development

Resources and Rules

Planning Statutes and Rules
State statutes outline how municipalities can govern land use.  In addition to Chapter 117, the Planning and Development Act, a number of other, sometimes hard-to-find statutes, are listed.

Planning Publications
Department publications, data and historical planning documents to support land use planning in Vermont.

Downtown Sales Tax Reallocation

Armory, Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Municipalities and the developer of the qualified project may jointly apply to the Downtown Board for a reallocation of sales taxes on construction materials. Qualified projects must be located within a designated downtown district and may be eligible for a reallocation of sales taxes on construction materials.

Municipal Planning Grant

Planning RenderingThe Municipal Planning Grant (MPG) program encourages and supports planning and revitalization for local municipalities in Vermont. Awarded annually and administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development, the MPG program works to strengthen Vermont by funding local planning initiatives that support statewide planning goals.

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Funds

The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) received $21.6 Million in September 2012 (DR1) and an additional $17,932,000 in December 2013 (DR2) in response to Tropical Storm Irene and other FEMA Disaster Declarations from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.

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