The FY17 Municipal Planning Grant projects have been announced, with a total of $460,000 awarded to 38 municipalities statewide. The TRORC region had several towns become recipients of this grant with a total of $54,895 awarded. Congratulations to the town’s of Bradford, Fairlee, Randolph, Tunbridge, and West Fairlee on their awards! To see more about this years award, click here.

 

Bradford – Evaluating Development Potential Bradford’s grant will help the community evaluate potential locations to support businesses and create jobs in the designated village center and the Lower Plain Commercial District. For more information, contact Danielle Robinson, [email protected]

Total Project Cost: $26,000

Grant Funds Awarded: $20,000

 

Fairlee – Studying Household Income Fairlee will conduct a household income study aiming to improve the town’s eligibility for state water system improvement funding for the village. For more information, contact Chris Sargent, [email protected]

Total Project Cost: $8,552

Grant Funds Awarded: $8,368

 

Randolph – Exploring a Virtual Community Center The grant will facilitate a public discussion about the feasibility of a “virtual” community center to organize a wide range of community activities that serve the region. For more information, contact Julie Iffland, [email protected]

Grant Funds Awarded: $7,998 *

 

Tunbridge – Shaping Future Development Concerns over a development proposal to urbanize this small rural town have spurred local leaders to hire experts to help them take proactive steps to ensure new development meets the needs and expectations of residents. For more information, contact Chris Sargent, [email protected]

Total Project Cost: $9,964

Grant Funds Awarded: $9,309

 

West Fairlee – Planning for Economic Development and Floods West Fairlee will develop new policies and strategies to support economic development in its village center and identify ways to reduce flood risks. For more information, contact Chris Sargent, [email protected] Total Project Cost: $9,830

Grant Funds Awarded: $9,220