The High Meadows Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation has announced $249,000 in grants to support projects in six Vermont watersheds that will engage and mobilize their residents to find creative solutions to protect communities, land, and water throughout the state.
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI), in Emmitsburg, Maryland is one of the primary national locations for training on topics related to floodplain management, mitigation, CRS, emergency response and other disaster-related concerns. These are available free to municipal, regional and state officials and staff.
April Community Forums and Draft Reports - Please come!
Brandon, Barre City/Town, Brattleboro, Woodstock, Enosburg
Draft reports available now for all five studies.
U.S. EPA has launched the Water Utility Response On-The-Go mobile website, an innovative tool that consolidates, and makes accessible from the field, information and tools that water utility operators and their response partners may need during an emergency. The site allows users to: identify and contact emergency response partners; monitor local and national severe weather; review and complete incident-specific checklists; and populate, save, and email both generic damage assessment forms and FEMA incident command system forms.
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.
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:
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. The videos are posted on the new Flood Ready Vermont website: www.floodready.vermont.gov.