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Municipal Planning Grant Applications Now Available

The Department of Housing and Community Development has released application materials for this year’s municipal planning grant program. Up to $20,000 will be awarded to eligible municipalities chosen through a competitive selection process. See the FY15 MPG Program Description for details on eligibility, funding and the competitive criteria. Grant applications are due September 30, 2014.

A wide range of municipal planning activities are eligible for funding but projects that fit into one of the following priorities will have a higher likelihood of receiving grants.

  1. Municipal Plan updates for the purpose of:
    ·         Addressing inconsistencies with statewide planning goals or the Regional Plan
    ·         Flood resilience planning
  2. Bylaw updates for the purpose of:
    ·         Correcting clear conflicts with the Municipal Plan
    ·         Implementing the flood resilience recommendations of the Municipal Plan
  3. Special Projects for Designated Areas (Downtowns, Village Centers, New Town Centers, Neighborhood Development Areas or Growth Centers)
  4. Training for the online application system and preparing a good MPG application will be offered through GoToMeeting on Thursday, August 7th from Noon – 12:45. Contact DHCD staff for more information and to register. Space is limited.

    Contact Annina Seiler, DHCD’s MPG administrator at 802-828-1948, or any staff member at the BCRC (442-0713) if you have questions or need assistance with your MPG application.