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Downtown Transportation Fund (DTF) Grant

Grants to Vermont Municipalities to Improve
Transportation in Eligible Commercial Districts

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) - Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Deadline Date:

03/09/20 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants to Vermont municipalities to improve transportation infrastructure in eligible commercial areas. Funding is intended for a range of projects, including electric vehicle charging facilities, streetscape improvements, bus or rail facilities, parking facilities, way-finding signage, utility relocation, ADA access improvements, and street lighting. The Fund assists municipalities in paying for transportation-related capital improvements within or serving a Designated Downtown area.

Eligible costs may include acquisition, demolition, design and engineering, project management, permitting, and environmental remediation when they are an essential element of an eligible project and cost is incurred after grant agreement is in place.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179462

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$375,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award for a municipality is $100,000 in any fiscal year.

Term of Contract:

- Project Start Date: October 27, 2021
- Project Completed: October 27, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only municipalities with a State Designated Downtown District may apply for funding.

Proposed projects must be on municipally owned land. Projects must be within or serving a State Designated Downtown District.

Funds may not be used for costs incurred prior to the grant award, or general operating and maintenance costs such as repaving or administrative costs.

Grantees are ineligible to receive funding if they are (a) suspended or debarred by the Federal Government; (b) delinquent in submitting their sub-recipient annual reports; or (c) delinquent in submitting their Single Audit Reports (if required).

Municipalities are ineligible to receive funding if they have two or more active Downtown Transportation Fund grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 4:30 PM on March 9, 2020.

Award decisions will be made April 27, 2020 (or scheduled Board meeting).

Grant funds may not exceed 50% of the overall project cost and a 50% match is required. In-kind costs are an eligible source of matching funds. The costs of a related economic development project may also be used as a source of match if staff determines the project is required as a permit condition to the project seeking funds, or if the related project cannot be done without the support of this grant.

Timeline:
-Application Deadline: March 19, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
-Award Decisions: April 23, 2018 (or scheduled Board meeting)
-Project Started: October 23, 2019
-Project Completed: October 23, 2020
-Final Report Due: November 23, 2020

Additional information:
http://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/designation-programs/downtowns

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Direct questions and submit applications to:
Gary Holloway, Downtown Program Coordinator
gary.holloway@vermont.gov
802-522-2444

Department of Housing and Community Development
One National Life Drive, Sixth Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Vermont: State Designated Downtown Districts

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