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The Rutland Regional Planning Commission serves 27 communities and provides assistance on a range of community development activities and issues.

The RRPC provides leadership and technical expertise to encourage cooperative planning within and among the region's communities and area wide interests. more

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NEW Town Plan Report Template to Satisfy Requirements of T24-4384 MORE

DHCD is pleased to announce that the 2016 edition of the Planning Manual is now available for download
The 2016 update includes two modules:

Module 1 is The Municipal Plan that includes new concepts on developing a shared community vision, more concise and user-friendly plans, and effective implementation strategies. It gives advice on how to work with existing plans and includes a section on the role of the municipal plan in state Act 250 land use permits and Section 248 proceedings for electric generation facilities.

Module 2 details all five of the State Designation Programs (downtown, villages, etc.) and includes case studies that show how cities and towns have used the programs to implement their plans and achieve their goals.

Smart Growth Connection Project MORE

FY2017 Vermont Better Roads Grant Program The Vermont Agency of Transportation is pleased to announce the 19th year of funding to support projects on municipal roads that improve water quality and result in maintenance cost savings. Applications are due by Due by 5pm on Friday April 15th, 2016. MORE

REGISTER NOW!! Vermont Climate Economy Summit: IDEAS TO ACTION - February 22, 2016 MORE

The USDA Forest Service is seeking applications for the Community Forest program. The Community Forest Program provides financial assistance grants to local governments, non-profit organizations, and federally recognized tribes to establish community forest that provide defined public benefits.

Projects considered for this funding opportunity must include:
Lands with at 75% forested cover
Provide public access
At least 5 acres in size
Threaten by conversion to a non-forest use
Provide economic and ecological benefits to the community
Community engagement in the development of a community forest plan
A 50% non-federal funding match
Additional requirements are outlined in the attached request for applications and summarized in the fact sheet. Applications are due to State Foresters and Tribal officials on January 15, 2016.

Need Help with Welcoming Customers on Your Farm? In collaboration with a number of other groups in Vermont working on developing agritourism, the Rutland Regional Planning Commission recently helped produce the following thirteen Best Practices and How To Guides:
Assessing Your Agritourism Potential
Business and Financial Planning
Offering High Quality On-Farm Experiences
Safety and Risk Management
Land Use and Zoning for Agritourism
Develop a Farm Tour
Develop a Farm Stand
Develop a Farm Stay
Develop a Pick-Your-Own Business
Host Weddings on Your Farm
Host Dinners on Your Farm
How to Host Summer Camp on Your Farm

All 13 guides can be found at: http://www.uvm.edu/vtagritourism/

This publication is the result of tax-supported funding from USDA, Rural Development, and as such, is not copyrightable. It may be reprinted with the customary crediting of the source.


Stormwater Management Green Infrastructure Toolkit for Vermont Towns MORE

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