Funding & Incentives
Accessibility Modification Resources
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Checklist Forms for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal
- New England ADA Center
- Arc & Arrow Consulting LLC
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For many years, annual funding has been provided to support municipal planning projects. This support, in the form of grants, has helped draft and update town plans and bylaws. A complete list of projects funded through the MPG Program between 1998 and 2018 is available here.
All Municipal Planning Grant (MPG) applications must be submitted through the online Grant Electronic Application and Reporting System (GEARS). (Online application will be available August 1, 2018.) Grants are available to municipalities with a confirmed local planning process.
Vermont Community Development Board
Vermont has a Community Development (CD) Board, which in conjunction with the VCDP staff, review the applications. The CD Board is made up of nine members from around the state, who are appointed by the Governor. The CD Board makes VCDP grant award recommendations to the Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), who then makes the final award decisions on behalf of the Governor.
Municipalities that successfully receive grant awards from the VCDP must meet the award conditions indicated in the award letter. Once all the award conditions have been met the municipality will then be offered a grant agreement by the Department. The municipality will then need to complete all their special conditions/documentation required within the grant agreement before they can begin to requisition funds. VCDP is a federal program with federal requirements that apply to all Grantees.
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 Applying.
The Vermont Training Program (VTP) has been offering performance-based workforce training grants for over 30 years. The VTP provides up to 50% of the training cost for: pre-employment, new hire, and/or incumbent employee training. Grants are paid out on a reimbursement basis upon completion of employee training.
Vision and Goals
The Vermont Training Program will be a flexible, nimble, and strategic workforce development program to enhance the skills of the Vermont workforce and increase productivity of Vermont employers.