Community Development Grant Workshop

The Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) will be hosting an application workshop on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Capitol Plaza, 100 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont in the Montpelier Room. Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:30AM with the program starting at 9AM.

You can now register online for the event at
. The workshop registration fee is $30.

NOTE: Please be sure to tell us what type of application you will be applying for when registering. Indicate the application type in the “comments” field of your registration.

Application Types

• Accessibility Modification Grant
• Implementation Grant
• Planning Grant
• Scattered Site – Implementation Grant
• General Information
• Unknown

 Please complete the pre-application form and submit it to your CD Specialist prior to the application workshop. We ask that attendees to the workshop come prepared to talk about their project. Feel free to bring photographs or drawings or any related documents that will help us to better understand your project.

Should you have any questions, please contact me.

Cindy Blondin, Grants Specialist
Vermont Community Development Program
Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development
National Life Drive, 6th Floor
1 National Life Drive
Montpelier VT 05620-0501
Phone: 802-828-5219
Fax: 802-828-3258

Visit our website at

Housing Challenges Survey

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development is requesting the assistance of regional planning commissions in getting this information out to employers and encouraging them to respond to the survey regarding housing issues related to doing business in Vermont. If you know of business people who would be interested in participating in the survey, please forward this email to them. The link for the survey can be found below. Thanks for your assistance, as always! Laurie Emery, Central VT Regional Planning Commission


In collaboration with our department, the Vermont Association of Realtors and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, VHFA has developed a survey designed to help us better understand the housing challenges faced by employers and their employees. The survey has been sent to local chambers of commerce as well as human resources professionals throughout the state. We are hoping, of course, for a high response rate. I am writing to ask that you reach out to any employers in your area (businesses, nonprofits, academic institutions) that you know may have an interest in the issue and encourage them to complete the survey. It will be completely confidential and results only analyzed in aggregate. Employers who choose to provide their contact information will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to a store or restaurant of their choice. The link to complete the survey is: