Vermont Watershed Grants
Vermonters have an opportunity to protect and restore watersheds through the Vermont Watershed Grants program. Half of the proceeds derived from the sale of the Vermont Conservation License Plate go towards funding the Vermont Watershed Grants program. The program in turn then distributes grants for local and regional water-related projects in Vermont.
Grant funds are available for water-related projects that:
Protect or restore fish and wildlife habitats;
Protect or restore water quality, and shorelines;
Reduce phosphorus loading and/or sedimentation as part of Clean & Clear objectives;
Enhance recreational use and enjoyment;
Identify and protect historic and cultural resources;
Educate people about watershed resources; or
Monitor fish and wildlife populations and/or water quality.
Who May Apply
Municipalities, local or regional governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and citizen groups are eligible to receive
Watershed Grants for work on public or private lands. Individuals and state and federal agencies are not eligible to receive funds
directly, but may be partners of a project.
Watershed Grant: Awards
made up to $15,000, the maximum grant amount. Grants are intended for complete
projects or for discreet, identifiable portions of larger projects.
Grant awards are made on an annual cycle, with applications due in the fall of the year and funding decisions made the following mid-winter. The 2013 Project Year grant application deadline is Friday, December 7, 2012. Persons interested in applying should consult and use the 2013 program year forms shown below.
A copy of the Grant Application Guide, the Administrative Guide or the Grant Application may also be requested by contacting the Watershed Management Division.
Updated: November 2012