November Grant Opportunities

Posted on November 2nd, 2021 to Uncategorized

Here you will find a list of grant opportunities currently available in our region. For more information or to share a grant that we do not have here, please contact [email protected].

November Deadlines

American Recovery Program Act Funding

Vermont will receive more than $1.25 billion of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding from ARPA. Congress directed nearly $200 million of that funding directly to Vermont’s cities, towns, and villages. Find out more and resources to help your town HERE.

Special FY2022 Funding for Bylaw Modernization

In fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021– June 30, 2022), the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has $500,000 available to grant to municipalities for land use, development, and zoning bylaw updates in support of pedestrian-oriented development patterns that increase housing choice and affordability within smart growth areas, and in accordance with Vermont’s smart growth principles (24 V.S.A. §2791). 

Application deadline: November 15, 6 p.m.

Contact: ACRPC’s Katie Raycroft-Meyer at (802) 388-3141, [email protected]

EPA Recreation Economy for Rural Communities 2021 Application

A planning team will help communities bring together local residents and other stakeholders to decide on strategies and an action plan to grow the local outdoor recreation economy.

Apply by: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 22, 2021

Learn more:

Transportation Alternatives Program

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhancing mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects.

Apply by: November 24

For information, contact Scott Robertson, P.E., VTrans Municipal Assistance Bureau,

(802) 793-2395, [email protected]

December Deadlines

Resilient Urban Forests for All Assistance Package

VT UCF is seeking two urban municipal partners willing to utilize technical and financial assistance to invest in their urban forest and the community that cares for it throughout the 2022 calendar year. 

Apply by: 5pm on Thursday, December 9th, 2021  

For more information: Click Here

Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants

Grants will be made in increments of $50,000-$100,000. Only nonprofit organizations and municipalities in towns with populations less than 7,500 people will be eligible.

Deadline for requests for Letters of Eligibility: November 15, 2021

Apply by: December 15, 2021 

For more information Click Here

Vermont Arts Council Animating Infrastructure Grant

Animating Infrastructure Grants support community projects that integrate art with infrastructure improvements. Through this program, the Council strives to demonstrate the positive impact of art in helping communities meet goals of livability, walkability, safety, economic vitality, and community vibrancy, and to support the creation of unique infrastructure projects where function and art are one and the same.

For more information Click Here 

Letter of Interest due: December 16, 2021

Vermont Better Roads Program

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) is pleased to announce the 25th year of funding to support projects on municipal roads that improve water quality and result in maintenance cost savings.

For more information Click Here

Applications due: December 17, 2021.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Programs

Hazard mitigation funds are available to municipalities and other organizations to help reduce or eliminate loss of life and property by taking measures to reduce the impacts of future disasters.

Application Deadlines

  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)- state deadline of Friday, Dec 17
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)- on a rolling basis
  • Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities – state deadline of Friday, Dec 17

For more information Click Here

If interested, please contact ACRPC’s Andrew L’Roe at (802) 388-3141, [email protected]

Capital Investment Grants

Funded projects will be transformational, attract new businesses or retain existing businesses, be geographically distributed across the state, and encourage capital investment and economic growth. 

Apply by: December 27th, 2021. 

For more information Click Here

January Deadlines

VHCB Housing Funding

VHCB invites applications for the new housing funding according to the following schedule for upcoming information sessions, application deadlines and board meeting dates over the next several months.

Application Due Dates:

  • November 10, 2021 for Jan 26 consideration                           
  • February 25, 2022 for May 13 consideration

Contact Jenny Hyslop, VHCB Housing Director, (802) 828-5539, [email protected]

Communities Caring for Canopy Grants

Grants act as seed funding to help communities care for their publicly managed trees and forests by taking the necessary actions to develop and sustain a community-wide tree program.

Available Funding: The minimum funding for proposals is $1,000 and the maximum funding for proposals is $5,000.

Apply by: January 7th, 2022   

For more information Click Here  

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