Requests for Proposals: Lake Champlain TMDL Implementation Grants
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Requests for Proposals: Lake Champlain TMDL Implementation Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the State of Vermont and the Lake Champlain Basin Program $4 million to implement the 2016 Lake Champlain Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), which sets phosphorus pollution targets for Vermont segments of Lake Champlain. The Agency of Natural Resources and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets are administering approximately $3.5 million … Continue reading

2018 Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Available
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2018 Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Available

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Lakes and Ponds Program is pleased to announce the availability of project year 2018 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-Aid. These grants provide financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the State for aquatic nuisance species management projects. Funding for the Grant-in-Aid Program comes from a portion of annual revenues from … Continue reading

State Announces Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project
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State Announces Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project

Vermont’s regional planning commissions and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are pleased to invite municipalities to sign up for a new Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project. DEC’s Clean Water Initiative Program is offering approximately $2.1 million to support this pilot project. The funding will help Vermont achieve its water quality goals by aiding … Continue reading

Clean Water Funding Opportunities
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Clean Water Funding Opportunities

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Clean Water Initiative Program has recently released three Requests for Proposals (RFP) for clean water funding, including Ecosystem Restoration Grants. Details are outlined below and posted on the Clean Water Initiative Grants webpage. Ecosystem Restoration Grants support the design and construction of water pollution abatement and control projects that … Continue reading

Applications for the 2017 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid Program now available
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Applications for the 2017 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid Program now available

The Vermont Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid grants program is now accepting applications for project year 2017 projects addressing aquatic invasive and nuisance species. The applications are due no later than Wednesday, 8 February 2017. These grants provide financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for aquatic invasive and nuisance plant and animal management … Continue reading

Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program Workshops Offered
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Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program Workshops Offered

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering four workshops in September following the release of the next Request for Proposals (RFP) for the DEC Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program.  There are exciting new changes in the RFP as a result of the availability of Clean Water Fund dollars and feedback from many of our partners. DEC Staff will review changes … Continue reading

Innovative Grant Paves Way for Precision Application of Soil Amendments
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Innovative Grant Paves Way for Precision Application of Soil Amendments

In February 2015, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation awarded an Ecosystem Restoration Grant to the University of Vermont Extension to help farmers improve the application of soil amendments to their fields. The grant supported the purchase of a Tebbes MS140 material spreader.  The MS140 can not only accurately measure the amount of materials being … Continue reading