Requests for Proposals

Goodyear Brownfields Clean-Up

The Windsor Improvement Corporation invites separate sealed bids from qualified asbestos abatement contractors for proper removal of asbestos containing materials from the site known as the Former Good Year Plant, 28 River Street, Windsor, Vermont.  This project is being federally funded by the EPA Brownfields Grant Program through the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission’s Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund. Bid Schedule is shown below. For more information on the proposed project timetable, please refer to the linked document.

July 26, 2019 at 10:00AM:  Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference at work site

August 5, 2019 at 3:00PM:  Bid Submittal Package Due

August 9, 2019 or sooner:  Contractor Selection

Lincoln Street Stormwater Management and Treatment Infrastructure

The SWCRPC invites proposals from qualified firms for the design of stormwater management and treatment infrastructure along Lincoln Street in Springfield, Vermont. Proposals are due by no later than 5PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019.


Current & Annual Grant Opportunities

Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Grants

Funding to support DC fast charge and level 2 charging stations on publicly owned property in both Designated Downtowns and Designated Village Centers.
Application deadline: Current deadlines are not yet available
More info: https://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/electric-vehicle-supply-equipment-evse-grant-program

Land and Conservation Fund Grants

Funds are available for the acquisition of land for parks and public outdoor recreation, or development of new facilities and/or renovation of existing facilities for outdoor recreation.
Application deadline: Current deadlines are not yet available
For more details: https://fpr.vermont.gov/land-and-water-conservation-fund 

Recreational Trails Program

Funds are available for municipalities and non-profit organizations to help develop and maintain recreational trails, trail-related facilities and trailheads.  Both motorized and non-motorized trail projects may qualify for RTP funds.
Application deadline: Current deadlines are not yet available
For More Details: https://fpr.vermont.gov/recreational-trails-program 

Vermont Arts Council Cultural Facilities Grant Program

Application deadline: Current deadlines are not yet available
More info:  https://www.vermontartscouncil.org/grants-and-services/organizations/cultural-facilities 

Ecosystem Restoration and Clean Water Grants

Support for the design and construction of water pollution abatement and control projects that target nonpoint sources of pollution. See the DEC Watershed Projects Database for possible projects. Other projects not currently in the database must be added to the database prior to the application deadline. More info: https://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/cwi/grants/ecosystem-restoration

For more information visit the Clean Water Initiative Grants webpage. or contact Chris Yurek.

River Corridor Conservation Easements

Support for implementation of priority river corridor easements to reduce flood hazards, and improve water quality and wildlife habitat.

2020 River Corridor Conservation Easement Development and Implementation

Application due date: August 12, 2019, 4:00 PM EST
For more information,visit the Clean Water Initiative Grants web page.

Clean Water Block Grants

Support for statewide partner(s) to administer a program that will support the completion of “construction-ready” clean water improvement projects identified on the DEC Watershed Projects Database.

For more information, visit our Clean Water Block Grant web page.

Municipal Planning Grant

For variety of planning related projects that help towns to realize their visions for building more livable and vibrant communities

Deadline for RPC confirmation of municipal planning process: September 30, 2019                                                                                                Application deadline: October 1st, 2019, 6 PM
More info: http://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/municipal-planning-grant

Vermont Historic Preservation Grant

Application deadline: October 2019 Contact: Caitlin Corkins at 802-828-3047 to be added to mailing list for 2020 grant notifications
More info: https://accd.vermont.gov/historic-preservation/funding/historic-preservation-grants 

VT Building Communities Grants

Combination of several grant programs administered through the VT : Agricultural Fairs Capital Projects Competitive Grant, Cultural Facilities Grant Program, Historic Preservation Grant Program, Historic Barn and Agricultural Buildings Grant Program, Recreational Facilities Grant Program, Human Services and Educational Facilities Competitive Grant Program, and Regional Economic Development Grant Program
Application deadline: July 31st, 2019
More info: www.bgs.vermont.gov/commissioner/building-communities-grants

Transportation Alternatives Grants

For a variety of transportation projects that reduce water quality impacts from transportation infrastructure, salt shed construction, etc.  Non-water quality related projects will not be eligible again until at least 2019 through this grant.
Pre-application training workshops: Current workshop dates are not yet available
Application deadline: Current deadlines are not yet available
More info: http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/local-projects/transport-alt

Better Roads Program Grants (VTrans)

Funding to support projects on town roads that improve water quality and result in maintenance cost savings. The Vermont Better Roads 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.  Funding available in a variety of categories, including inventories, stream bank/slope issues, structure upgrades and correcting erosion/ storm water issues along roadways.Project ideas: stone line ditches, replace culverts, stabilize stream banks near roadways, inventories
Application deadline: Current deadlines are not yet available
More info:  http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/better-roads

Better Connections Grant (formerly Strong Communities, Better Connections) (VTrans and ACCD)

Project ideas: Coordinating land use decisions and transportation investments (for example: Walking/Biking Plan)
Deadlines: 2019-2021 Program currently in progress, due dates passed, project completion December 1st, 2020.
More info:  http://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/projects-programs/better-connections

Other ongoing grant opportunities:

Vermont Community Development Grants

Application deadline: Ongoing Application information: https://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/vcdp/applicant-guidance More info: https://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/vcdp 

Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA)

Due: No formal application process, projects considered on a first-come, first-served basis
More info: https://vermontwood.com/grants-and-opportunities

The Vermont Farm Fund

Due: Ongoing
More info: http://www.vermontfarmfund.org/loan-programs How to apply: https://www.vermontfarmfund.org/how-to-apply/

Brownfield Funding Opportunities

More info: https://accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/funding-incentives/brownfields-initiative