Downtown St Albans, VT

Gov. Phil Scott announced $13,258,021 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards that have been given to 25 communities throughout Vermont. 

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

Here are some of the Franklin County organizations that received funding:

Community Development Block Grant Awards:

  • Town of Alburgh – Alburgh Community Child Care Facility ($440,000)

  • Town of Bakersfield – Brigham Academy Feasibility Study ($45,000)

  • City of St. Albans – Spectrum Youth and Family Services ($300,000)

Community Development CARES Act Awards:

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

  • Town of Fairfield – Fairfield Community Center ($77,255)

  • City of St. Albans – Healthy Roots Collaborative ($72,939)

Community Development CARES Act Business Stabilization Program Awards:

(Administered regionally as the Sole Proprietor Program)

  • 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)

Vermont’s congressional delegation, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has been steadfast in supporting the funding that makes the program possible, including $1.5 million in recovery housing funding to assist individuals in recovery and build recovery homes and an additional $8.8 million in CDBG-CV funding to support businesses, public facilities and service programs that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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