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The Municipal Planning Grant (MPG) program is designed to encourage and support local planning and revitalization. Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development administers the MPG program, which runs on an annual, competitive cycle. Planning initiatives include town plan and zoning updates, studies to plan for future growth and development, and projects to improve the quality of life.
Rutland region towns have received over $1,250,000 in MPG awards since 1998. Projects range from updating and revising town plans and zoning, protecting river corridors in Pawlet, developing a stormwater and stream corridor program with outreach in Rutland Town, revising speed ordinances with traffic studies in Poultney, purchasing computers and software to assist zoning administration and enforcement in Castleton, commissioning an agricultural development strategy in Tinmouth, developing a creative economy organization in Middletown Springs, creating a smart growth plan for the Killington Road Commercial District, and developing a downtown village master plan in West Rutland. (Phew! --and that only scratches the surface!)
Applications are due Monday, October 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Contact RRPC if your community is interested in applying or in project development. We can help you with the application, write a letter of support or even bounce around potential project ideas with you. For information about eligibility, funding priorities, and competitive criteria please review the FY18 Program Description and visit the application page.