Grants In Aid Program Brings Nearly Half a Million Dollars to Region’s Towns

Twenty-six towns in the Windham Region are each poised to receive anywhere from $5,000 to as much as $31,000 this year for construction projects to improve water quality and make their roads more resilient. The Grants in Aid program provides funds to towns to help them comply with the conditions of Vermont’s Municipal Roads General Permit. Construction projects can include ditching and stone lining or seeding, and small culvert upgrades.

The Grants in Aid program is managed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, with Regional Planning Commissions providing administrative support to the towns. Last year the Program brought $340,000 to our towns, over 40 percent of which was poured back into the Vermont economy when towns used those monies to pay local contractors, rent equipment, purchase culverts, obtain stone from area gravel pits, and even buy hay from local farms to use for mulching—over 20 different businesses in all.

WRC will meet with towns starting in April to develop plans for construction work under this year’s program. All work must be completed by October 31, with towns receiving their reimbursements shortly thereafter.

Last Updated: 14 April 2021
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