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Morrisville, Vt. — Governor Phil Scott celebrated the construction of 24 new units of mixed-income housing in Morrisville while announcing $13,258,021 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards to 25 communities throughout Vermont. 

The Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) funding will support a broad range of projects that will accelerate pandemic recovery, build more affordable housing, and strengthen communities across the state.




"We all know what a tough year and a half it has been, but I'm very hopeful for our future. Projects like the Village Center Apartments and other CBDG funded initiatives address critical needs like housing and childcare, and they keep us all moving forward, together," said Governor Scott. 

"We all need to keep pulling in the same direction towards a more prosperous future for every corner of our state."

The Vermont Community Development Program, a part of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, awards approximately $7 million annually in competitive grants to Vermont cities and towns. The grants are funded through the federal CDBG program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

In a joint statement, Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch said: "These projects represent the commitment of Vermonters to helping their neighbors and supporting their communities as they recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The path to recovery is different for each community in Vermont. As a delegation, we support the Community Development Block Grant program because it gives communities the flexibility they need to forge their own recovery."

Below is a summary of grants.  Click here for a complete list of projects and descriptions.

Community Development Block Grant Awards:

  • Town of Alburgh – Alburgh Community Child Care Facility ($440,000)
  • Town of Arlington – Arlington Community Arts and Wellness ($25,000)
  • Town of Bakersfield – Brigham Academy Feasibility Study ($45,000)
  • City of Barre – Barre Recovery Residence ($500,000)
  • Town of Bennington – 219 Pleasant Street Housing ($268,408 - Enhancement)
  • Town of Berlin – Fox Run Housing ($1,000,000)
  • Town of Brattleboro – Tri-Park Mobile Home Park ($30,000 - Enhancement)
  • Town of Calais – East Calais Community Store & Apartments ($383,000)
  • Town of Colchester – Stuart Avenue Apartments ($650,000)
  • Town of Fair Haven – Fair Haven Community Center ($250,000 - Enhancement)
  • Town of Guilford – Guilford Free Library Expansion Study ($4,919 - Enhancement)
  • Town of Hartford – Cornerstone Community Center Planning ($43,970)
  • Town of Middlebury – Lindale Mobile Home Park ($350,000)
  • Town of Morristown – Village Center Apartments ($550,000)
  • Town of Randolph – Randolph Village Water System ($300,000)
  • Town of Randolph – Orange County Parent and Child Center ($50,000)
  • Town of Rochester – Rochester High School Repurposing Study ($50,000)
  • Town of Rockingham – Bellows Falls Garage Housing ($292,745)
  • Town of Rupert – Sheldon Store Redevelopment Plan ($43,260)
  • Town of South Hero – Bayview Crossing Senior Housing ($730,000)
  • City of St. Albans – Spectrum Youth and Family Services ($300,000)

Community Development Recovery Housing Program (RHP) Awards:

  • City of Barre – Barre Recovery Residence ($500,000)
  • Town of Johnson – Jenna's Sober Living ($200,000)

Community Development CARES Act Awards:

(Municipal and non-profit Public Facility and Public Service Program)

  • Town of Fairfield – Fairfield Community Center ($77,255)
  • Town of Bradford – Space on Main ($13,897)
  • City of Burlington – COVID response ($388,940)
  • City of St. Albans – Healthy Roots Collaborative ($72,939)
  • City of Vergennes – Boys and Girls Club ($9,300)

Community Development CARES Act Business Stabilization Program Awards:

(Administered regionally as the Sole Proprietor Program)

  • Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation ($1,844,694 - Addison, Bennington, Lamoille, Rutland, Washington and Windham counties)
  • Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission ($1,744,694 - Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Orange, Orleans and Windsor counties)

Community Development CARES Act Housing Stabilization Program Awards:

(Administered regionally by NeighborWorks of America – HomeOwnership Centers)

  • Champlain Housing Trust ($490,692 - Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties)
  • NeighborWorks of Western Vermont ($425,172- Addison, Bennington and Rutland Counties)
  • Windham & Windsor Housing Trust ($395,537 - Windham and Windsor Counties)
  • Rural Edge ($309,490 - Caledonia, Essex and Orleans Counties)
  • Downstreet Housing ($379,109 - Lamoille, Orange and Washington Counties)