Grants

CD Board, Meetings & Awards

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.

Grantee Guidance

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. 

Applicant Guidance

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.

Training Provider Grants

Background

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.  

Business Grants

Background

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.  

Historic Preservation Grants

Old Brick Church, Athens
Established in 1986, the State-funded Historic Preservation Grant Program helps municipalities and non-profit organizations rehabilitate the historic buildings that are a vital part of Vermont’s downtowns, villages, and rural communities, as well as its iconic landscape. 

Funding and Incentives

Historic Preservation Grants 

If your municipality or non-profit organization owns a historic building, you may be eligible to apply for a Historic Preservation Grant to assist with the cost of repairing and maintaining the structure.

Barn Preservation Grants 

If you own a historic agricultural building, you may be eligible to apply for a Barn Grant to assist with the cost of repairing and maintaining the structure.

Certified Local Government Program

Calais Town Hall, Calais
Calais Town Hall, Calais
Strengthening local preservation programs, the Certified Local Government (CLG) program encourages the direct participation of local governments in the identification, evaluation, registration, and preservation of historic properties within their jurisdictions. It promotes the integration of local preservation interests and concerns into local planning and decision-making processes.

Downtown Transportation Fund

Downtown St. Albans, Vermont
Downtown St. Albans, Vermont
The Downtown Transportation Fund supports revitalization efforts in designated downtowns each year with over $300,000 in funding. Investment in the infrastructure of public spaces stimulates public investment and creates a sense of identity and pride in Downtowns across Vermont. 

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