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2019 NRCC Clean Water Design and Implementation Block Grant

Request for Applications (RFA)

The State Natural Resources Conservation Council (NRCC), in partnership with Vermont’s Conservation Districts and VACD, is pleased to announce a request for applications for projects under the 2019 NRCC Clean Water Projects Design and Implementation Block Grant. NRCC has been awarded $925,000 from Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to support the design and implementation of clean water projects throughout the state of Vermont. Eligible project types include the preliminary and final engineering design as well as implementation of rivers, lake shoreland, stormwater, and forestry projects. 50% or more of total funding will be awarded to projects with a cost of $20,000 or less, not including match and administrative fees. No match is required for applications (except stormwater projects in MS4 districts, where 50% match is required).

Non-NRCD applicants are advised to contact the program manager, Holden Sparacino (, prior to submitting an application. Applicants are encouraged to work with and/or collaborate with their local Conservation District when submitting an application.

Design and implementation projects to be conducted in calendar year 2020 will have an initial application deadline of November 22, 2019. NRCC is aiming to send letters of determination to all applicants in this initial round by December 20, 2019.

It is NRCC’s intention to implement a rolling application schedule after these initial application deadlines. More details on future application schedules will be provided after this initial application round.

All final invoices, reports, and project deliverables must be completed and submitted before November 1, 2021.

Program Guidelines and Application Details

Please review these resources prior to filling out/submitting your application.

Application Forms and Attachments