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March 26, 2015

February disaster declaration adds to available funds

WATERBURY, VT – Money is available for Vermont communities for the purpose of mitigating the effects of future disasters on public infrastructure and some private property. Communities, tribal organizations, and private non-profit organizations may still apply for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds following the most recent federal disaster declaration and previous disasters.

March 23, 2015

Registration is now open for the
2015 Town Officers Education Conferences

Registration is open for the 70th Annual Town Officers' Education Conferences, sponsored by UVM Extension and the Vt. Institute for Government with assistance from a number of partner organizations.

The 2015 sessions will be held on the following dates:

January 22, 2015
Flood Ready Vermont has data and tools and models for community planners.
 
Flood resilience is one of the elements that is required in municipal and regional plans in Vermont.  
 
January 20, 2015

Greenfield, MA— The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and the State of Vermont have released six new videos to help communities prepare for flooding. Experts speak about and highlight examples of why rivers move and erode in the first place, how to build better culverts and stream crossings, how to stabilize streambanks more naturally, and how to use mitigation funding.

January 6, 2015

Statewide river corridor data is now available online at the Vermont Natural Resources Atlas.

The easiest way to access the data is the Flood Ready Atlas  tinyurl.com/floodreadyatlas 
Use Flood Ready Tools to "Zoom to Town" and then "Toggle River Corridors On" 

December 10, 2014

Middlebury, VT - The High Meadows Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) that represents a commitment of $240,000 towards promoting planning and action within Vermont’s watersheds. Tropical Storm Irene brought the devastation of extreme weather to the forefront in Vermont, but many Vermonters don’t know that since 2000 the state has had at least one federally-declared disaster every year.

December 10, 2014

The Vermont Flood Hazard Area & River Corridor Protection Procedure is available on the Rivers Program page of the Vermont Watershed Management Division website and from the Resources page at Flood Ready Vermont.

November 25, 2014

Dear Town Clerks,

The Agency of Natural Resources has posted a Base Map of river corridors on line at the Flood Ready Atlas  tinyurl.com/floodreadyatlas.  Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions.

October 14, 2014

Vermont Watershed Grants up to $15,000, depending on project category type:

             - Education and outreach – up to $7,500

             - Planning, assessment, inventory, monitoring – up to $5,000

             - On-the-ground implementation – up to $15,000

Application deadline is Friday, November 21, 2014.

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