Resources

Grantee Guidance

Planning Rendering

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 2022 is available here.

Applicant Guidance

All Municipal Planning Grant (MPG) applications must be submitted through the online Grant Electronic Application and Reporting System (GEARS). Grants are available to municipalities with a confirmed local planning process. Municipalities without a confirmed local planning process may only apply for funding to prepare a municipal plan (necessary to obtain confirmation). The work documents below should be used to prepare the content of your application before you begin the online application process.

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 ApplyingTimeline for the review process.

Toolkit

Based on the needs identified in the five partner communities, the VERI team developed '101' guidance, checklists and more advanced tools that communities and businesses can use to weather the next storm. 

Final Report

The VERI report describes the data gathering, the community ranking process, the community engagement, the review of policies and steps to identify project recommendations. This information is useful to any region or community working to reduce its flood risks and protect its businesses and economy from future floods.

Relocate/Expand a Business

When your business needs more space, more people or another location, talk to us about your plans. We'll connect you to financing tools, to property searches, and to state expansion programs. We have the answers and resources for your business expansion!

We can help you connect to resources including:

Workforce 

We provide performance based workforce grants for: pre-employment training, training for new hires and incumbent workers.

Register a Business

There are three main resource websites to register your business in Vermont, and the information on these websites is easily accessed and designed to be helpful for all types of businesses.

Additionally, you may wish to consult with an attorney and an accountant when registering your business. While not required, seeking sound advice from a credible source when establishing the type of business entity you envision will assure you follow best practices and execute the correct registration to meet your business needs.

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