Blog & Events • Month: August 2015

USDA Drought Declaration in Vermont

November 20, 2020

A USDA Disaster Declaration for a drought beginning on 6/1/20 has been announced. This applies to all counties in Vermont (as there are 10 primary counties, and the others are all continuous counties which are also eligible).  Farmers in eligible counties have 8 months from the date of the disaster declaration (11/12/20) to apply for emergency […]

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Department of Public Service Expands Arrearage Assistance to Municipal Water and Sewer/Wastewater Departments, Community Water Systems, Fire Districts

November 18, 2020

Effective November 12, 2020, the VT COVID-19 Arrearage Assistance Program (VCAAP) is now providing assistance with past-due bills from an expanded list of water and wastewater (sewer) utilities. In addition to helping out with past-due electric, landline telephone, private water company, and Vermont Gas bills, consumers can now also apply to VCAAP for assistance with […]

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Vermont Temporary Broadband Subsidy Program

October 30, 2020

The Temporary Broadband Subsidy Program provides eligible Vermont households with a credit to assist with Internet service subscriptions. Qualifying residents may receive a temporary credit of up to $40 per month toward an Internet service subscription. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis until funding runs out or the program ends in […]

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State of Vermont Broadband Survey for Businesses 

October 28, 2020

Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI) is working with the State of Vermont Department of Public Service (PSD) to develop its COVID Emergency Response Telecommunications Recovery Plan as part of Vermont’s CARES Act funding initiatives. RISI is surveying Vermont business owners to better understand their use of Internet and wireless enabled services since the onset of the […]

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GMT Public Meetings on Microtransit in Montpelier – Oct 12, 13 & 14

September 30, 2020

Green Mountain Transit (GMT) is hosting a series of virtual public meetings to discuss replacing the Capitol Shuttle, Montpelier Hospital Hill, and the Montpelier Circulator with on-demand microtransit. Please join GMT to learn more. Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00PM Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:00PM Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 4:00PM The public is […]

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Step Up to Button Up with CVRPC – October 8, 2020 | 5:00 pm

September 28, 2020

Looking to get answers to your questions about weatherization? Want to know what savings and incentives are available for all sorts of energy efficiency projects? Join this informational webinar which will bring together residents across your county to share information about how to take advantage of energy savings in your own home. Register Here. Questions, please […]

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Calais Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Kick-Off Meeting

September 25, 2020

The Town of Calais is beginning the process of updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. LHMPs enable towns to qualify for grant funds, and they make our communities safer. The first Calais Hazard Mitigation planning meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 2nd, 2020, at 10:00 AM via GoTo Meeting. The focus of the meeting will […]

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Planning & Zoning Virtual Roundtable – September 30, 2020 | 6:00 pm

September 21, 2020

Join CVRPC and municipal officials from around the region to discuss the following topics in addition to a general roundtable discussion: Facilitating Economic Development in villages and downtowns – what does it mean? Identifying municipal actions for supporting forest products economy – what can you do? Find full agenda and log in information here.

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CVRPC Completes the Transportation Resilience Planning Tool for Municipalities in the Stevens Branch Watershed

September 18, 2020

CVRPC contracted with VTrans to input data into the Transportation Resilience Planning Tool (TRPT) for the Stevens Branch Watershed and to verify/present this information to towns within the watershed. The towns included Barre Town, Barre City, Berlin, Plainfield, Orange, Northfield, Washington, and Williamstown. This tool uses damage data, physical stream processes, proximity of the stream bed to […]

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