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ARPA Grants Round-Up


Thank you to Representative Katherine Sims for sharing her list!

The Local Food Purchase Assistance program goal is to maintain and improve food and agricultural supply chain resiliency by supporting local, regional, and underserved producers through the purchase of domestic local foods. Eligible applicants include Vermont farmers, producers, nonprofits, businesses, and other entities

Deadline: December 12, 2022

Contact: Julia Scheier,

Transportation Alternatives Program

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for a variety of smaller scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, Safe Routes to School projects, community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity. Maximum grant award of $300,000 with a 20% match.

Deadline: December 14th, 2022

Contact: Scott Robertson,

Primary Producer Impact Grant

Primary producers of farm or forest products can apply for funds to support market development, research and design, infrastructure improvements, energy projects, or workforce training and development. Examples of eligible primary production activities are farming, livestock rearing, sugaring, dairy, and logging. Applicants can apply for grants between $50,000 and $250,000 and must provide a 100% match.

Deadline: December 16, 2022 for Pre-application

Contact: Clare Salerno,

Downtown & Village Tax Credits

The Downtown and Village Center tax credit program helps to stimulate private investment, create jobs, increase, and improve housing, restore buildings, and jump start revitalization in Vermont communities. Successful projects range from small bed and breakfasts and rental apartments to multimillion-dollar downtown redevelopments. In January 2023 state income tax credits are available to projects that enhance the historic character and improve building safety of older and historic commercial buildings located in Designated Downtowns, Village Centers, and Neighborhood Development Areas. Credits support general rehabilitation, code compliance work, flood mitigation upgrades, and exterior façade improvements.

Deadline: January 16, 2023

Contact: Caitlin Corkins,

1772 Foundation Grants for Historic Preservation Projects

In cooperation with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, the 1772 Foundation has funding available in the form of 1:1 matching grants of $5,000 – $10,000 for historic preservation projects. Buildings must be owned and operated by a 501c3 non-profit organization to be eligible for funding. Eligible projects include exterior painting, finishes, and surface restoration; upgrades to/installation of fire detection; lightning protection and security systems; repairs to/restoration of porches, roofs, and windows; structural foundation and sill repair/replacement and chimney and masonry repointing.

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Contact: Jenna,

Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP)

The Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) assists communities on a competitive basis by providing financial and technical assistance to identify and address local needs in the areas of:

● Housing

● Economic development

● Public facilities

● Public services

● Handicapped accessibility modifications

Deadline: April 11, 2023

Contact: Cindy Blondin,

Vermont Housing Improvement Program (VHIP)

Provides rental property owners up to $50,000 per unit to cover the costs of bringing vacant and non-code-compliant rental units back online. Program participants are required to provide a 20% match for VHIP project grants, maintain HUD Fair Market Rent prices, and work with Coordinated Entry Lead Organizations to identify suitable tenants exiting homelessness. As an addendum to VHIP, the Healthy Homes Initiative (VHIP-HHI) offers supplemental grants ranging from $500 to $30,000 to replace and install old plumbing, outdated fixtures, and new water systems (wells and septic systems) as part of VHIP housing rehabilitation projects.

Deadline: Rolling

Contact: Dawn Cross,

Community Recovery and Revitalization Grant Program (CRRCP)

$40,000,000 in funding for projects that make capital improvements or capital expansions that were delayed due to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19. Awards will not exceed the lesser of $1,000,000 or 20% of total project cost and will be calculated based on the merit of the application. Eligible uses for these funds include the:

● Development of affordable housing

● Improvements to or new construction of childcare facilities

● Projects for nonprofits and small businesses in impacted industries (Agriculture, Educational Services, Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, and Accommodation & Food Services

● Municipal water supply and wastewater projects.

Deadline: Rolling, 30-day priority for BIPOC organizations and communities located in Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor counties ends December 29

Contact: Abbie Sherman,

Missing Middle Homeownership Development Program

The Missing Middle Program provides subsidies and incentives for homebuilders and developers to construct or rehabilitate modest homes affordable to Vermont homebuyers. Incentives include:

1) Construction Guarantee that will provide construction loan guarantees for up to 15% of the development costs for program eligible homes. 2) Development Subsidy that provides up to 35% of development costs for program eligible homes. Eligible home types include: 1-4 unit houses, Manufactured or modular houses, Condominium units, Houses or apartments owned by a cooperative housing corporation.

Deadline: Rolling


Healthy Equity & Community Design Technical Assistance

The VT Department of Health and Department of Housing & Community Development are announcing a technical assistance pilot to support community-led design, placemaking, and healthy equity projects across Vermont.

Deadline: Rolling


Electric Vehicle Charging Station Loan Program

Low interest loans are available to municipalities, businesses, and nonprofits to Purchase and/or installation of electric vehicle charging stations. Award Amount: Max – $100,000

Deadline: Rolling

Contact: Vermont Economic Development Authority

Municipal Energy Resilience Program

The Municipal Energy Resilience Program provides staffing support, technical assistance, and project funding to help energy burdened communities across the state become more resilient by reducing their energy use and building operational costs. Qualifying projects include weatherization, thermal efficiency, supplementing or replacing fossil fuel heating systems with renewable or electric heating systems. Eligibility: Any city, town, fire district, incorporate village, or other governmental incorporated unit except school districts. The program provides the following grants and services to covered municipalities:

● Free energy resilience audits and technical assistance

● Education, outreach, and grant application assistance from your local Regional Planning Commissions

● Grants of up to $500,000 are available to make covered municipal buildings more energy efficient and resilient

Deadline: Applications coming soon, join the mailing list to get the latest updates

Contact: Jennifer Fitch,

Multiunit Dwelling Electric Vehicle Charging Grant

The Multiunit Dwelling Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program is designed to identify and incentivize the installation of electric vehicle charging solutions that provide convenient, reliable, and affordable access to home charging for residents of multi-unit housing.

Deadline: Next round coming soon

Contact: Bronwyn Cooke,

Manufactured Home Replacement and Park Improvement

Federal grants to owners of manufactured home communities with small-scale grants up to $20,000 to improve critical infrastructure in mobile home parks, grants to mobile homeowners to assist with minor home repairs under $3,000, and grants to install new foundations for HUD-approved home installations.

Deadline: Applications coming soon

Neighborhood Development Partnership

Federal funding and resources to build new or expand existing neighborhoods. Municipalities interested in participating must have bylaws, zoning and infrastructure that support compact development and will be able to demonstrate need, and budget commitments to support housing within or near a community center. Up to 3 municipalities will be selected to partner with funders.

Deadline: Application coming soon

Municipal Planning Grants

The Municipal Planning Grant (MPG) program encourages and supports planning and revitalization for local municipalities in Vermont. Awarded annually and administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development, the MPG program works to strengthen Vermont by funding local planning initiatives that support statewide planning goals.

Deadline: 2023

Contact: Jenni Lavoie,

Bylaw Modernization Grants

Funding to Help Municipalities Ready Areas for New Housing Investments. Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has up to $650,000 to grant to Vermont municipalities for land use, development, and zoning bylaw updates in support of a pedestrian-oriented development pattern that increases housing choice, affordability, and opportunity in areas planned for pedestrian-oriented smart growth and in accordance with Vermont’s smart growth principles.

Deadline: 2023

Contact: Jenni Lavoie,

Village Water and Wastewater Initiative

The Village Water and Wastewater Initiative is designed to provide wastewater disposal systems to villages in need. Grant funding through this program will help municipalities develop new public drinking water systems, decentralized community wastewater disposal systems and/or public municipal water systems. Designated villages and neighborhoods, as ranked by the Priority System of the relevant Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Intended Use Plan (IUP), are eligible for funding.

Deadline: While this program has passed, municipalities are encouraged to apply for financial support should additional funding become available.

Contact: Lynette Claudon,