Ecosystem Restoration Grants – VT DEC

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) is pleased to announce the state fiscal year (SFY) 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for grants under the Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP). These grants are supported by capital construction funds contained in the fiscal year 2014 state budget. The ERP’s goal in awarding these grants is to reduce surface water pollution from runoff containing nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen) and sediment. The VTDEC anticipates this round to be the only opportunity to apply for SFY2014 ERP grants. However, VTDEC does anticipate releasing the SFY2015 RFP in January, 2014. All future funding cycles will keep to a January RFP release date.

While budgets for proposals are expected to vary widely, typical project budgets range between $10,000 and $75,000. Funding for projects is contingent upon availability of Ecosystem Restoration and Protection Capital Construction funds.
The attached SFY2014 RFP along with model procurement procedures and performance measure tables are available online at Please note that grantee procurement policy and certificate of insurance are not required unless a project is selected for funding. Guidance on stormwater master planning will be available online May 17th.
The deadline for pre-proposal submittal is 4:30 on June 13, 2013.

Heather Bullett
ERP Grants Management Specialist

*Please note new mailing address and phone number below.
VT DEC Watershed Management Division
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier VT 05620-3522