CVRPC publishes a weekly news roundup as well as a periodic newsletters that include articles on local and regional planning information of importance.  In addition, we were publishing regular Municipal Updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic from March to August of 2020. Copies of current publications are listed below and older publications can be found in our Archives.

CVRPC Energy Digest

CVRPC Weekly E-News

November 10th

• Vermont Research Overview and Symposium Substitute Report
• 2023 VOREC Community Grant Program
• Small Business Technical Assistance Exchange Grant Open Now
• Public Hearing on Waitsfield Town Plan
• FY 2024 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Program (MHSMP) Grant Opportunity




October 5th

  • Empowering Municipal Solar Event
  • Join the CVRPC team as a Land Use and Community Planner
  • New Unemployment Mandate for Small Nonprofits
  • 2023 State and Local Government Municipal Day
  • Vermont Community EV Charging Grant
  • Network Upgrades & Information Technology Managed Service Provider Request for Proposals

November 3rd
CVEDC Regional Project Priority List – Informational Meeting Registration & Application Instructions
• Central Vermont WindowDressers Community Builds – Warming Homes- Helping the Environment- Building Community
• Public Hearing on Waitsfield Town Plan
• FY 2024 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Program (MHSMP) Grant Opportunity

September 1st

  • MERP Energy Assessment Deadline Has Been Shortened!
  • The Local Perspective: Designation 2050 Virtual Conversation
  • School Safety State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program
  • Assess Clean Water Projects for Flood Impacts
  • HUD HOPE VI Main Street Program
  • NBRC Forest Economy Program
  • 2023 AOT Research and Innovation Symposium Postponed
  • Apply for Emergency Watershed Protection Program Funding
  • FEMA Seeking Multi-Family Residences
  • Do You Know Your Municipality’s ERAF Rating?

 September 15th

  • AARP Vermont’s 2023 Winter Placemaking Grants
  • Webinar – Flood Relief Offers from Efficiency Vermont
  • Workshop: Local Community-Led Resilience Initiatives
  • Grants for New Municipal Park and Ride Lots
  • VLCT hosts Flood Recovery Weekly Meetings with VEM
  • Community Partnership for Neighborhood Development (CPND) Grant
  • Backyard Woods Course

August 11th

  • CVRPC Welcomes New Planners
  • 2024 Vermont Historic Preservation Grants
  • 2024 Bylaw Modernization Grants
  • Safe Tree Removal Workshop
  • Community Partnership for Neighborhood Development Application is Live!
  • Debris in Your ROWs? Let the State of VT Help You
  • Send Your Flood Recovery Questions to

 August 25th

  • 2023 Draft Tactical Basin Plan Review
  • New Accessibility Guidelines for Public Rights of Way
  • Flood Property Buyouts
  • Forestry Economy Program Grant Competition Opens
  • Feeding Vermonters affected by the flood
  • Economic Injury Survey
  • Help for Vermont Artists
  • Vermont Strong License Plates & Socks
  • Statewide Flood Recovery Clean Up Day
  • Help Shape the Next Iteration of Vermont’s Designation Programs – Take the Designation 2050 Survey, Join a Focus Group, and Register for a Statewide Design Summit on 9/12

July 28th

  • Administering your flood hazard regulations: making Substantial Damage (SD) Determinations and Substantial Improvement (SI) Determinations Training
  • FEMA DR4720 Applicant Briefings in Central Vermont
  • Public Assistance FEMA DR4720 Flood Information
  • VEM Hazard Mitigation Program – Property Buyouts
  • FEMA Town Hall Video Available
  • 2024 Municipal Planning Grants
  • 211 Reporting & MARC Schedule
  • Tactical Basin Planning for Flood Resilience


August 4th

  • Efficiency Vermont – Flood Recovery Webinar
  • The Vermont Community Electric Vehicle Chargers Incentive Program
  • Links and Tips from VLCT’s Flood Recovery Web Page
  • Administering your flood hazard regulations Training Video Available
  • FEMA DR4720 Applicant Briefings in Central Vermont
  • FEMA Clean & Sanitize Assistance Program
    Vermont Flooding Emergency Response: Food Needs
  • Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP) Now Open
  • Efficiency Vermont to provide grants to renters and homeowners impacted by flooding

July 14th 

  • FEMA Public Assistance
  • Resources & News from Our Partner Organizations
  • Join our Team as a Transportation Planner

July 21st

  • Multi Agency Resource Center for Flood Assistance
  • Short-Term Rental Survey
  • Call for Proposals – Clean Water Projects
  • Post flood procedures for Zoning Administrators and Administrative Officers
  • CVEDC Shares Funding Resources for Businesses
  • 2023 Vermont Community Leadership Summit

June 30th 

  • Request for Proposals – Brownfields Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
  • Village Center Designation Renewal – Town of Williamstown
  • H.171, Veto Session Legislation – Effective Date Amendments to Act 47 (S.100, 2023)
  • Woodbury’s “Plan of the Year”
  • VCRD Leadership Summit

 July 7th

  • Parcelization and Land Use Trends Webinar
  • Workplace Charging Opportunities and Resources
  • Launch of Vermont Community EV Charging Incentives Program
  • Launch of Energy Assessments Application, Municipal Energy Resilience Program
  • Updates from the Vt. Dept. of Housing & Community Development
  • What’s New in the State’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

June 2nd

  • 2023 Plan of the Year Award
  • S.100 – Next Steps
  • Village Center Designation – Town of Worcester
  • Request for Proposals – Kent Hill Scoping Study – Calais

June 23rd

  • The Great Housing Hunt
  • VLCT’s IRS Guidance for Municipal Tax Credits
  • 2023 Planning Survey
  • 2023 VPA Legislative Summary
  • HOME Act (Act 47 | S.100) Resource Page
  • 2023 FY2024 Building Communities Grant Funding
  • Renewable Energy Standards Regional Listening Sessions
  • Homes for All Project
  • VCRD Leadership Summit
  • Vermont Community Leadership Network Annual Legislative Roundup

May 19th

  • Barre Town BF 0169(12) – Vermont Route 110 Bridge #21 Replacement Project
  • Save The Date – VCRD Leadership Summit
  • Update of Projects Included in the Agency of Natural Resources Projects Database
  • FEMA Mapping 101 Webinar
  • Steve Lotspeich Receives Hamilton Award
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program Small Scale Grants

May 26th

  • Animating Infrastructure Grant program
  • Electric School Bus Peer Exchange – June 1, 9:30 am
  • PSD Seeks Consultant(s) to Provide Technical Analysis of a 100% Renewable or Clean Energy Standard for Vermont Distribution Utilities
  • 2023 Vermont Survey on Planning Grants
  • We Are Entering the EAB Flight Season
  • Partner with DCF to Address Unsheltered Homelessness
  • Vermont Revitalization Assessment Grant Program
April 21st


  • Regional Plan Update Underway
  • Land Use Training Workshop Video Links
  • State of Vermont Requests Help to Support Growing Electric Vehicle Charging Needs
  • 2023 Downtown and Village Center tax credit program
  • SBA Disaster Loans Available to Private Nonprofits
  • Green Your Fleet Event at NH Motor Speedway
  • 2023 Arbor Day Conference
  • Health Equity and Community Design Technical Assistance Pilot
  • State Fiscal Year 2024 Grants In Aid Participation
 May 5th


  • Highway Safety Improvement Program Small Scale Grants
  • Creative Futures Grant Program
  • 2023 VPA Awards Reception and Spring Conference
  • Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week – May 22 – 28
  • Vermont Energy and Climate Network Spring Summit – Community Energy Committee Leader Gathering
  • Community Recovery and Revitalization Awards
March 24th 


  • Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) 2023 Catalyst Program
  • Tier 2 Rivers and Roads Workshops
  • The Benefits and Business of Thermal Energy Networks
  • Vermont Equity & Justice Grant Program
  • Vermont Capital Planning Forum
  • Municipal Solar Workshop Part II: Project Development (Siting, Sizing, and more!)
  • Clean Water Advisory Committee Municipal Member Solicitation
April 7th


  • SolSmart Technical Assistance Program Expansion
  • Request for Proposals – Berlin Street Traffic Calming – Barre Vermont
  • ARPA Reporting Deadline
  • Vermont Rural Fire Protection Grant Program
  • Flood Resilient Communities Fund
March 10th


  • Fundamentals of Land Use Planning and Regulation in Vermont (recording available)
  •  CVRPC Appoints New Executive Director
  • Municipal Energy Resilience Program Launches
  • Did you miss our Municipal Solar Workshop – Part 1? (recording available)
  • Request for Proposals – Co-operative Community Engagement and Facilitation
  • Municipal Energy Resilience Program – Community Capacity Building Mini-Grants
March 17th


  • Request for Proposals – Brownfields Corrective Action Plan (CAP) and Waste Characterization
  • It’s Local Emergency Management Plan Season
  • Vermont Emergency Management Trainings
    Act174 Energy Planning Map Products Updated and Available
  • VCRD launches Northfield: Our Common Future process
  • CVRPC Seeks Planning Technicians
  • Northern Forest Center Grants for Community Recreation
February 17th


  • CVRPC Seeks Natural Resources Planner
  • Vermont State Walking College Opportunity
  • Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Financial Assistance Program
  • Thermal Energy Networks for VT Webinar Series
  • Planning & Zoning Director – Town of Waterbury
March 3rd


  • Vermont Works for Women Trailblazers Program comes to Barre
  • AARP VT 2023 Community Challenge Grant Applications
  • Intro to MERP – Grants for Efficient Municipal Buildings – April 14th
  • Community Supported Agriculture Grants
  • Vermont Community Broadband Job Posting
  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) – Clean Water Partners
  • State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Input Requested
January 27th


  • Temporary Laws Readopted for Town Meeting and Open Meeting Law
  • Public Service Department Electricity Webinars
  • Funding for Organizations and Programs Supporting Vermont Women and Girls
  • DHCD Launches Statewide Fair Housing Surveys
February 3rd


  • Bylaw Modernization Awards
  • Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2022 Performance Report
  • Survey on Vermont’s GIS / mapping resources
  • AARP VT Accepting 2023 Community Challenge Grant Applications
  • NBRC Forest Economy Program Now Open
  • Municipal Solar Workshop – Part 1
  • Vermont Capital Planning Forum


January 6th

  • Downtown Transportation Fund and Clean Water Funding Applications Available
  • Health Equity and Community Design Technical Assistance Pilot
  • Better Buildings by Design Conference Scholarship Applications Are Now Open
January 20th


  • Notice of Public Hearing – Worcester Town Plan
  • RAISE Grants
  • Environmental Leadership Trainings
  • Better Connections Grant Program Reminder
December 9th


  • Request for Bids – Internal Readiness Assessment
  • Better Connections Program Accepting Applications
  • Application Now Open for Community Recovery and Revitalization Program
  • Vermont Better Roads Grant Program
  • CVRPC Seeks 2023 Winter Planning Technician
  • Downtown Transportation Fund and Clean Water Funding Applications Now Available
  • Applications Open for Interested Communities* and Health Equity Ambassadors
December 23rd


  • Regional Project Priority List Announced
  • Funding to Install or Replace Water or Wastewater Systems
  • Flood Resilient Communities Fund
    Technical Assistance Opportunities for Communities
  • Looking to grow your local economy? Apply for a Rural Business Development Grant!
  • 2023 Clean Water Lecture Series – “Agriculture, Climate Change and Water Quality”


November 4th

  • Request for Bids – Architectural Review & Design
  • Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Financial Assistance Program
  • Marshfield to Participate in Recreation Economy Planning Assistance Program
  • Town Forest Recreation Planning Toolkit
  • SFY 2023 VTrans Transportation Alternatives Program
  • Bonus round of funding for the Downtown and Village Center tax credit program
  • REMINDER – Due November 7th – VCRD Calls for Climate Economy Resilient Communities
  • Request for Proposals – Barre Auditorium Stormwater Final Design
 November 25th


  • Request for Bids – Financial Feasibility Analysis
  • Hazard Mitigation Funding Deadlines Approach
  • CVEDC Regional Project Priority List
  • FY2020/21 State Homeland Security Grant Reallocation Application: Now Open
October 7th


  • Don’t Hibernate. Button Up!
  • CVFiber Construction Update Webinar Available Online
  • Working Lands Business Enhancement Grants
  • VCRD Calls for Climate Economy Resilient Communities
  • Learn About and Comment on ANR’s Draft MRGP
 October 21st 


  • CVRPC Seeks New Executive Director
  • SFY 2023 Transportation Alternatives Program Grant Opportunity
  • Update of Washington County Projects Included in the Agency of Natural
    Resources Watershed Projects Database
  • CVRPC Bids Farewell to Bonnie Waninger
  • Notice of Municipal Plan Review Committee Public Hearing
September 9th


  • HUD’s Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness
  • AARP Livable Communities Workshop: Housing for All Ages
  • FY 23 Municipal Planning Grants Due December 1
  • Participate in the Vermont Extreme Heat Survey
  • Growing Urban Forests in the Face of Emerald Ash Borer Grants
  • Communities Caring for Canopy Grants
 September 23, 2022


  • AARP VT Accepting Grant Applications – Winter Placemaking Projects Promote Livability for All Ages
  • Increasing Emergency Relief and Assistance Funding Score
  • AVCC 2022 Conservation Summit – Resilient Communities and Landscapes: Planning for a Climate-Changed Future
  • Lend Your Voice in Support of Vermont’s Urban & Community Forests
August 19th 


  • Meet CVRPC Summer Interns
  • VLCT to recommend seat on Vermont Climate Council
  • Applications Open for VCRD’s Climate Catalysts Innovation Fund
  • Early Childhood Family Needs Assessment Survey
  • Local Infrastructure Hub Funding
  • Button Up Vermont Campaigns begin
  • Efficiency Vermont Wants To Hear From You
  • Subscribe to CVRPC’s Energy Digest
 September 2nd 


  • Bylaw Modernization Grants
  • LCBP Clean Water and Healthy Ecosystems Planning and Implementation Projects
  • Human Services and Educational Facilities Grant Program
  • Recreational Facilities Grant Program
    Regional Economic Development Grant Program
  • Environmental Leadership Training – Fall Series
  • Vermont Fish & Wildlife- Fall Education Series
  • Low Emission and Electric Vehicle Rulemaking Public Events
July 29th


  • Financial Education Grants Available to Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • VLCT Municipal Equity Toolkit
  • Equitable and Inclusive Communities Grant
  • Vermont DEC Permit Navigator
  • Traveling E-Bike Lending Library
August 12th


  • 2023 Historic Preservation Grant Applications Are Now Available
  • MSAC Recruiting Aging In Place Coordinator
  • VTrans Mobility and Transportation Innovation Grant Program
  • Vermont’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  • Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express
  • Downtown and Village Center Revitalization Awards
  • Zoning Bylaw Modernization Grants for New Homes and ‘Great Neighborhoods’
  • Developing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for West Central Vermont
June 24th


  • Community Cooling Facility Web Map
  • FY23 Building Communities Grants Program
  • Opioid Settlement Committee Application
  • Workshops for Municipal Staff Moving Trees
  • Manufactured Housing Communities Infrastructure Funding
  • Save the Date – Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo
  • Montpelier is Hiring a Sustainability Coordinator
  • Efficiency Vermont Issues RFP for Weatherization Workforce Development Program
July 22nd


  • Health Equity Survey for Municipal Officials
  • Time Sensitive:  Accessing funding for local planning and community development projects
  • Community Kitchen Academy
  • Celebrate Downtowns Champion Senator Leahy
  • Clean School Bus Program Funding (EPA)
  • Safe Streets & Roads for All Grant Opportunity
  • 2023 Municipal Park & Ride Grant Program
  • Vermont Adopts 988 Mental Health Support Phone Number
June 10th


  • Request for Proposals for Accounting Services – Reissued
  • VCF and VDH Announce Second Round of Health Equity Grants
  • Office Furniture & Supplies Available
  • CVFiber Construction Request for Proposals – Construction Services
  • Request for Bid: Gully Stabilization and Stormwater Mitigation at The Health Center Plainfield, Vermont
  • Updated Slow the Spread Recommendations for Moving Ash Materials
  • Fayston Zoning Administrator Job Opening

May 13th

  • Notice of CVRPC Public Hearing – Woodbury Town Plan
  • PA/SLRF Permitted as Local Match for VTrans Municipal Assistance
  • Request for Proposals – Barre Auditorium Stormwater Final Design
  • Barre City seeks Permit Administrator
May 27th


  • CVRPC Expanding its Team!
  • Request for Proposals – Accounting Services
  • Office Furniture Available
  • VT PoC Small Business Listening Sessions
  • VCDA Housing Conference
  • Coming Soon! Local Emergency Management Enhancement Grant
  • Agency of Transportation Invites Municipalities to Participate in Road Grants Program
April 29th


  • Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference – June 9th
  • Municipal Mask Rules Expire April 30th
  • VCDA Spring Conference – Addressing the Vermont Housing Challenge – June 28th
  • Request for Proposals for Moretown Elementary School & Town Office Stormwater Implementation Project
  • Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants
  • FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)
  • IIJA Broadband Programs Pre-NOFO Technical Assistance Webinar #1
  • Request for Proposals for Waterbury Parks Study/Master Plan
  • Arbor Day: EAB & Resilient Roads (May 24th)
May 6th


  • Volunteer Driver Opportunities
  • 2022 VLCT Compensation & Benefits Survey Open
  • Save the Date – Vermont Leadership Summit
  • Climate & Energy Round Table
  • Clean Water Lectures
  • Better Places accepting projects and Instagram Live events


April 15th

  • Financial and Energy Coaching
  • Central Vermont Energy Round Table
  • Sign Up for New CVRPC Energy Digest
  • Green Mountain Power (GMP) Launches Sun Match Program to Help Income-Eligible Customers Save
  • RFP for Brownfields Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
  • RFP for Health Equity and Community Design TA Pilot in partnership with Vermont’s Better Places program
  • Save The Date: Vermont Community Leadership Summit
  • Energy Storage and Weatherization Webinar Recordings Available
April 22nd


  • DownStreet welcomes new Executive Director
  • Vermont Equity & Justice Grant
  • Berlin Street Traffic Calming RFP
  • Job Opportunity – Northfield Economic Dev. Director
  • Job Opportunity – East Montpelier Town Administrator


March 25th

  • Free Municipal Energy Consultations
  • ARPA Compliance & Reporting Webinar
  • Clean Water Advisory Committee Member Solicitation
April 8th


  • Opportunity to Provide Feedback on Creation of Climate Toolkit
  • Vermont Climate Council Public Forums
  • Washington County Scores with VOREC Grants
  • Equitable and Inclusive Communities Grants
  • Local Emergency Management Plans (LEMP) due May 1st
  • Moretown Seeks Zoning Administrator
  • CVFiber Hires Telecom Veteran as Executive Director
  • Funding Available for Community Projects in Vermont
March 4th


  • CVRPC Welcomes New Staff
  • Vermont Big Trees Program and Maps
  • Cross Vermont Trail News
  • Proposal Reminder for Transportation Planning Services and/or Studies


March 18th


  • Join the CVRPC Team
  • Ice Jam Release Contact Information
  • Capstone Community Action Needs Assessment Survey
  • Request for Proposals – Route 12 Crosswalk Siting and Signaling, Northfield Falls
  • Request for Proposals – Town of Orange Capital Improvement Plan
  • NBRC State Economic & Infrastructure Development Grant Open
  • State Funding Available to Replace Wells and Septic Systems
February 18th


  • USDA Pilot Energy Program
  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Request for Proposals
  • Notice of Public Hearing – Municipal Plan Review Committee (Roxbury & Cabot Plans)
  • GMT Public Transit Service Change
  • Community Kitchen Academy Now Accepting Applications
  • AVCC’s Annual Tiny Grants
  • ARPA Final Rule Updates – CVRPC Assistance Available
February 25th


  • State Transportation Innovative Council Incentive Awards Available
  • Community & Economic Development Specialist position available
  • AARP 2022 Community Challenge Grant Applications
  • Funding Available to Respond to Opioid Overdoses & Prevent and Reduce Substance Abuse Among Youth
January 28th


  • Capital Plan Contest Reminder
  • Job Posting – Waterbury Assistant Planning & Zoning Administrator
  • Washington County Continuum of Care Study
  • Downtown Transportation Fund Grant Applications Now Available
  • New Program to Subsidize Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Multi-Unit Housing
  • Temporary Open Meeting Law Changes
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Guidance for Municipalities from the Cannabis Control Board
February 4th


  • Proposals Requested for Transportation Planning Services and/or Studies
  • April 1 Deadline: EV Charging Grant for Residents of Multiunit Housing
  • 2021 Lamoille River (Basin 7) Tactical Basin Plan Released
  • Regional Recreation News
  • Help Make Your Community a Better Place
  • Clean Water Funding Opportunity and Event
  • Regional Emergency Management Committee Meeting #1
  • Energy Webinar
January 7th


  • Vermont Bond Bank announces Capital Plan Contest and Forum
  • AIA to offer free design services for affordable housing
  • Food Hub Infrastructure Support
  • Funding Available to Support Fire Department Staffing
  • Vermont Adopts CDC Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine
January 14th


  • Call for Applications: Creation Grants
  • CVRPC Request for Proposals – Auditing Services
  • Planning for Wastewater in Rural Village Centers
December 30th


  • Fostering a Regional Recreation Economy – Creating Networks in Central Vermont – Jan 25th Save the Date
  • Municipal Plan Review Committee Hearing – Calais Town Plan
  • Cross Vermont Trail Association Annual Update
  • New ACCD Brownfields Assessment Funding Opportunity
  • What Does the Infrastructure Bill Mean for Your Town?
  • Vermont Natural Resources Council’s Small Grants for Smart Growth
  • Mitigating and Responding To Covid-19 In The Workplace
December 23rd  


  • Apply to Join Green Mountain Transit’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Funding Opportunity – Communities Caring for Canopy
  • Exploring Models of Community Governance in Vermont Town Forests
  • Northfield is Seeking Economic Development Director
  • ARPA Reporting Portal Open to NEUs and New User Guide Available
  • USDA Farm to School Grants
December 10th  


  • Open Positions at VYCC
  • Downtown Transportation Fund Grant Applications Now Available
  • Middlesex Receives Planning Awards
  • Downtown and Village Center Tax Credits
  • State Releases Drafts of the 2022 CEP and Climate Action Plan
December 3rd  


  • Flood Resilient Communities Fund
  • Federal Government to Transition from DUNS to UEI for Federal Awards
  • Better Roads Grant Application Due December 17, 2021
  • Join the CVRPC Team
  • Funding Available to Improve Firefighter Safety