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Better Backroads Program

Due to anticipated funding for the Better Backroads (Municipal Mitigation) Grant Program next year, the types of projects that can be funded have been expanded and there will be higher caps on the grant amounts. The program also will fund work associated with paved roads. Types of project and maximum funding levels for each:

  • Category A: Road Erosion Inventory and Capital Budget Planning - capped at $8,000 state with $2,000 local match for a maximum $10,000 project.
  • Category B: Correction of Road Related Erosion Problem and/or Stormwater Mitigation/Retrofit for both gravel and paved roads - capped at $20,000 state with a $5,000 local match for a maximum $25,000 project.
  • Category C: Correction of a Stream Bank or Slope Related problem - capped at $40,000 state with a $10,000 local match for a maximum $50,000 project.
  • Category D: Structure/culvert upgrades- capped at $40,000 state with a $ 10,000 local match for a maximum $50,000 project.
For more information, contact: Alan May, Better Backroads Coordinator at the VTrans Municipal Assistance Bureau * 1 National Life Drive Montpelier, VT 05633 * (802)828-4585 or via email : alan.may@vermont.gov.