ACRPC posts all open RFPs on this page. Please check back as the page is updated on a fairly regular basis. ACRPC’s RFPs contain detailed information regarding bid expectations and project timeline.


RFP – Stormwater Master Plan for Bristol, Vermont

Submissions due August 3rd, 2018 5PM

RFP Stormwater Master Plan for Bristol, Vermont



RFP – Middlebury Traffic Calming Study

Submissions due June 19th, 2015 5pm

RFP Middlebury Traffic Calming Study



RFQ – Middlebury/Weybridge Seymour Street & Pulp Mill Bridge Road Bike/Ped Design & Construction Project

Submissions due May 22nd, 2015 4pm

RFQ Middlebury/Weybridge Seymour Street & Pulp Mill Bridge Road



RFQ – Middlebury Exchange Street Bike/Ped Design & Construction Project

Submissions due May 22nd, 2015 4pm

RFQ Middlebury Exchange Street



RPF – ACRPC/Vergennes Downtown-Basin Master Plan

Intent to Submit due March 27th, 2015 , Submissions due April 15th, 2015 5pm

RFP Vergennes Downtown Basin_Mar16

Q and A_SCBC2015


2014 TAC Grant ~ Request For Proposals


2014 Dry Hydrant Grants Program

Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD) ~ Rural Fire Protection Grant Program
The Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force is pleased to announce the 16th year of funding (pending Vermont Legislative approval) to enable towns to improve fire suppression capabilities. The goals of the program are to:

  • Save lives, by reducing response time and improving both public and firefighter safety.
  • Enable fire fighters to have quicker, easier, and safer year-round drafting capability.
  • Reduce risks to property and natural resources, both public & private.
  • Lower insurance premiums, both public and private.

New For 2014:

  • The maximum grant award is now $4,000 (previously $2,500)
  • The installation of new dry hydrants & other rural water supplies is still the priority of the program, but eligible projects now include repair/upgrade, replacement, and relocation of existing rural water supplies, whether previously grant funded or not.

Vermont Towns & Fire Departments are eligible for grant funding.

To Apply:
Complete one application per proposed installation and ensure it is delivered to the VACD – Rural Fire Protection Program Office by Friday, 2 May 2014. To download the full application and related information, please visit: http://www.nvtrcd.org/vtrfptf.html

2014 Vermont Department of Health

  • RFP Information for the 2014 community-based chronic disease prevention strategies related to alcohol and drug abuse, nutrition and physical activity, and tobacco use.Expected Timeline – all dates are subject to change if required
  • Grant Cycle: 1 Jul 2014 – 30 Jun 2017
  • RFP Release: Early January 2014
  • Bidder’s Conference: Late January 2014
  • Bidder’s Question Deadline: Mid-February 2014
  • Due Date: Late February 2014
  • Notifications of Awards: Mid-April 2014

Vermont Recreational Trails Program

  • Closed for 2013

Grant Programs

ACRPC publicizes grant opportunities and assists its member municipalities in researching and applying for grant funds. If your community or organization is interested in grant funding for a project and would like assistance, please contact Claire Tebbs (802.388.3141). You can browse through our grant listings by following the links below. You may also view our list of current Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

Recreational Trails Program grant applications available via VT Forest, Parks & Recreation

  • Visit this link to download application materials:· 2015 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant Application
    · Budget Form
    · 2015 RTP Supplement to assist you in filling out the application.Grant Programs Manager: Sherry Smecker Winnie
    Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
    1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
    Montpelier, VT 05620-3801Comments are closed.

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Department of Housing and Community Affairs | 802-828-3211

Municipal Planning Grants
$ Amount: $500 to $15,000
% Match: n/a
Date due: end of October

Funds technical assistance for municipal planning/zoning activities, encouragement of citizen participation/education and demonstration planning projects. To be eligible municipalities must have a current, regionally-approved plan.

VT Community Development Program Planning Grants
$ Amount: $3,000 to $40,000
% Match: 10% to 50%
Date due: various

Funds community development planning activities and conducting pre-development activities in preparation for implementing a project in one or more of the program areas; housing, economic development, public facilities or public services.

VT Community Development Program Implementation Grants
$ Amount: $50,000 to $750,000
% Match: 10% and up
Date due: various

Funds for projects in economic development, housing, public facilities and public services in support of community development or housing that will have direct benefit for persons of low and moderate income or address an urgent need.

VT Community Development Program Accessibility Modification Grants
$ Amount: $5,000 to $100,000
% Match: 1:1
Date due: various

Funds to make municipal buildings and libraries handicapped accessible.

VT Community Development Program Home Access Grants
$ Amount: $5,000 to $100,000
% Match: n/a
Date due: various

Funds for projects to make privately-owned buildings more accessible for people with disabilities.

Division for Historic Preservation | 802-828-3211

Certified Local Government Program Grants
$ Amount: $500 to $25,000
% Match:
Date due: early March

Grants to municipalities that are Certified Local Governments through the VT Division for Historic Preservation for resource identification/planning, National Register nominations, downtown planning, public education, archaeological and building feasibility studies.

Cultural Facilities Grants
$ Amount: $750 to $4,000
% Match:
Date due: fall

Operated in partnership with the VT Historical Society and the VT Museum and Gallery Alliance. Grants to improve facilities used by the public for cultural events and activities.

VT Barn Preservation Grants
$ Amount: $1,000 to $7,500
% Match: 50/50
Date due: January

Grants for the repair and restoration of historic agricultural buildings that are listed on or eligible for listing in the National Register.

Historic Preservation Grants
$ Amount: $1,000 to $10,000
% Match: 50/50
Date due: late fall

Grants to repair public historic buildings that meet the criteria for listing on the National Register. Grants available to nonprofit groups and municipalities.

VT Downtown Program
$ Amount: up to $75,000
% Match:
Date due:

Provides benefits for public improvements and rehabilitation of buildings in designated “downtown development districts.”

VT Housing and Conservation Trust Fund
$ Amount: up to $125,000
% Match:
Date due:

Grants for the conservation of agricultural, public use and recreational land and historic resources.

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Project Development | 828.2663

Better Backroads Program
$ Amount: Category A ~ max = $4,000 / Category B ~ max = $10,000
% Match: 10%
Date due: Last ~ Aug 2013

The Program’s goal is to promote the use of erosion control and maintenance techniques that save money while protecting and enhancing Vermont’s lakes and streams. Funds will be distributed as small grants to municipalities and local organizations to address town or private road erosion problems. There are optional Municipal Application Workshops available from the Vermont Local Roads Program.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
$ Amount:
% Match: 10%
Date due: Last ~ Jul 2013

Grants for the design, acquisition of right-of-way and construction of approved bike and pedestrian projects. To be eligible projects must have completed the preliminary planning stages and have a completed conceptual alignment analysis.

Historic Bridge Adaptive Use Program
$ Amount: 80%-90% of project costs
% Match: 10% -20%
Date due: ongoing

Design and construction assistance in rehabilitating historic bridges for non-vehicular use. Bridges must be owned by and open to the public year-round.

Town Highway Bridge Program Grants
$ Amount: up to $125,000
% Match:
Date due: Jul

Funds for the preliminary engineering portion of a variety of bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects. Bridges eligible are locally-owned short and long span structures.

Public Lands Highway Grants
$ Amount:
% Match:
Date due: July

Funds to improve access to and within federal lands. Project types include: (1) transportation planning for tourism and recreational travel; (2) adjacent vehicular parking areas; (3) interpretive signage; (4) acquisition of necessary scenic easements and scenic or historic sites; (5) provision for pedestrians and bicycles; (6) construction/reconstruction of roadside rest areas and visitor centers.

Vermont Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
$ Amount: $20,000 (reimbursement program)
% Match: 20%
Date due: Sep

Federal assistance program of the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration that provides funds to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities. Both motorized and non-motorized trail projects may qualify for assistance. RTP is administered at the state level through the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, (FPR) in cooperation with the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

VTrans Park & Ride Program
$ Amount: 80%-90% of project costs
% Match: 10% -20%
Date due: Last ~ Aug 2013

Design and construction assistance in rehabilitating historic bridges for non-vehicular use. Bridges must be owned by and open to the public year-round. The Program provides funding for the creation of small municipality-owned and maintained Park-and-Ride facilities in the effort of reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) on the roadway. Proposed facilities must be located on Municipal, State or private (with lease) owned land, on or near a State Highway, available to commuters on a daily basis year round, provide parking for a minimum of ten (10) vehicles, and will be owned and maintained by the local municipality. The grant funding is available for engineering and construction activities. The grant awards are made in two payments; the first half of the grant award will be available once construction of the project has begun, with the second half paid after project is completed and accepted.

Transportation Alternatives Grant Program (formerly Transportation Enhancements)
$ Amount: minimum of $10,000
% Match: 20%
Date due: Jan/Feb

Funds for (1) building/improving facilities for pedestrians/bicyclists; (2) acquiring scenic easements and scenic/historic sites; (3) scenic/historic highway programs and tourist/welcome centers; (4) landscaping and scenic beautification; (5) historic preservation; (6) rehabilitation of historic transportation buildings/facilities; (7) preservation of abandoned railway corridors; (8) archeological planning/research; (9) environmental mitigation; (10) transportation museums; (11) safety/education for pedestrians/bicyclists

Vermont League of Cities & Towns

Property & Casualty Intermunicipal Fund (PACIF)

The VLCT PACIF Intermunicipal Fund.

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Department of Environmental Conservation | 802-828-3800

VT Watershed Grants
$ Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
% Match:
Date due: October
Funds projects to protect/restore habitat, water quality and shorelines; to enhance recreational use; identify/protect historic and cultural resources; educate people about watershed resources; or monitor fish and wildlife populations and water quality.
VT Watershed Mini-Grants
$ Amount: $200 to $1,000
% Match: n/a
Date due: October

Mini-grants are intended for small projects, or for discreet, identifiable portions of larger projects.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant-in-Aid Program
$ Amount: up to 75% of project costs
% Match: 25% or more
Date due: ongoing

Grants to municipalities for aquatic nuisance control programs.

Section 319
$ Amount: up to $50,000
% Match: match recommended
Date due: March

Funds for restoration or implementation activities in watersheds that are impaired by nonpoint source pollution.

Farm and Residential Underground Heating Oil Tank Removal Grant
$ Amount: up to $1,000
% Match: remainder of project cost
Date due: ongoing

Grants for the removal, replacement or upgrade of underground heating oil tanks

Municipal Solid Waste Grant
$ Amount: by formula based on population
% Match: remainder of project cost
Date due: November

Eligible activities include: development of a local solid waste implementation plan; implementation of waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting and household hazardous waste collection programs.

Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation | 802-828-3670

Vermont Forest Legacy Program
$ Amount:
% Match:
Date due: December

Funds to conserve of environmentally important forest areas that are threatened with conversion to no-forest uses. Typically, funding is used to acquire conservation easements on forestland properties.

Trees for Local Communities Community Planning/Education Grants
$ Amount: $500 to $4,000
% Match: 50/50
Date due: February

Funds to develop or maintain local community forestry programs. Including tree inventories and streetscape/landscape plans; training and education programs.

Trees for Local Communities Tree Planting Grants
$ Amount: $200 to $4,000
% Match: 50/50
Date due: February

Funds to purchase and plant trees.

Trees for Local Communities Tree Maintenance Grants
$ Amount: $500 to $4,000
% Match: 50/50
Date due: February

Funds for the maintenance of public trees.

Trees for Local Communities Mini-Grants
$ Amount: $25 to $200
% Match:
Date due: February

“Seed” money for municipalities or local volunteers to undertake urban forestry activities.

Trails Grant Program
$ Amount:
% Match: 20%
Date due: February

Funds for trail construction, maintenance, trail-side restoration, development of trail-side facilities, handicapped accessibility; development of trail plans, maps, educational materials; purchase of hand tools for trail work.

Trails Mini-Grant Program
$ Amount: up to $500
% Match:
Date due: February

Funds for improvements on existing trails and development of small-scale trail-side facilities.

Land and Water Conservation Funds
$ Amount:
% Match: 50/50
Date due: March

Eligible activities include: park development (playground equipment, lighting, picnic facilities, etc.) and land acquisition to serve conservation and future recreation development purposes.

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