Vermont’s Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invite your municipality to participate in the Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Program. This program provides funding for municipalities to implement best management practices (BMPs) in compliance with the DEC Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP).

DEC has set aside $2.9 million to support BMP implementation under this program. In addition, DEC has allocated $100,000 for purchase of equipment for communities that have the majority of their land base in the White River, Ottauquechee-Black and Southern Lake Champlain watersheds. DEC will work with the RPCs to provide grant funds to participating Vermont municipalities that agree to the terms (see attached participation commitment letter).

DEC will offer funding to participating municipalities to implement BMPs on hydrologically connected road segments that currently do not meet standards. A municipality’s funding award depends upon:

  • The number of hydrologically connected roads, sorted into five-mile increments.; and
  • The number of participating municipalities. Additional funds may become available should some municipalities decide not to participate.

Refer to the attached DEC Base Offer for your municipality to see the amount of funding you are eligible to receive and whether your municipality is eligible for the equipment purchase.

Both signed letters of intent to participate are due by July 3, 2019 to be eligible. A hardcopy of both invitation letters will be mailed to the Selectboard.

Year 3: Grant Invitation- Letter of Intent to Participate

Year 3: Equipment Grant Letter of Intent to Participate

Year 3: DEC Base Offer and Equipment Eligibility

Return signed commitment letters to: Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Program, c/o Northwest Regional Planning Commission, 75 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or email to GIA@nrpcvt.com and cc me. Or you can email it to Rita Seto (rseto@trorc.org) and I will send it to them.

 

Contact Rita Seto with any questions.