State Government Municipal Day

A Day of Workshops for Vermont’s Local Government Officials

Wednesday September 9, 2015
at the National Life Building, Montpelier, VT

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), in cooperation with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), invite you to participate in When Governments Cooperate: State Government Municipal Day at the National Life Building in Montpelier, VT on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

When Governments Cooperate: State Government Municipal Day is an all-day event that will include poster presentations and workshops, the opportunity to engage with Agency staff members and municipal colleagues from across the state.

Over 20 different workshops will be offered!
NEW WORKSHOPS this session include:

Municipal Projects Done Right!
Planning that Matters: Shorter and Clearer Town Plans
Complete Streets are Green Streets
Reduce Damage from Flooding: Where to Start
Recreation Trail Planning and ADA Compliance

The PLENARY SESSION will feature a panel discussion of
Vermont’s New Clean Water Law

Space is limited and on-line pre-registration is required.

The day begins with coffee, networking opportunities and table displays by a wide variety of State programs. The kick-off plenary session will feature a panel discussion focusing on Vermont’s recently passed Clean Water Law.  This overview of the new law will cover impacts on local communities around the State and the status of the law’s implementation.

Workshop sessions will run during the morning and afternoon. You must pre-register for workshops as seating is limited. The $25 registration fee includes both morning coffee and a buffet-style lunch by the New England Culinary Institute at the National Life cafeteria. The event will take place from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm.

Review the full agenda and workshop descriptions on the web site.

For more information, you may also contact:

Penny Percival, Agency of Natural Resources

Municipal Planning Grants Program Overview for FY2016

Municipal Planning Grants Program Overview

The 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. Since 1998, the MPG program has provided over $10.6 million to 230 cities and towns across Vermont to help breathe new life into communities, plan for future growth and development, and improve quality of life. See the MPG Program Overview.

In a recent survey, 85% of local officials said this program was a critical tool to help communities turn their visions into reality (see 2013 MPG and Community Planning Survey Results).

Applying for a Grant:
Applications will be due September 30, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M.
For instructions on how to apply and important information about competitive criteria and the MPG Program please visit the FY16 Application Page.

Administering an Awarded Grant:
Resources for current grantees including important dates, requisition, amendment, and closeout instructions are available on the Grant Administrators Page.