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2024 Clean Water Project Design and Implementation/ Enhancement Design and Implementation Block Grant Request for Applications


Introduction and Program Goals:

The State Natural Resources Conservation Council (NRCC) has received funding from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to administer a final round of Design and Implementation Block Grants and the first round of funding under the 2023 Enhancement Design and Implementation Block Grant Program (EDIBG).  The purpose of the Design and Implementation Block grant is to protect and improve Vermont’s water quality and the purpose of the Enhancement Design and Implementation Grant is to support priority water quality design and implementation projects put forward by Vermont’s 14 Natural Resources Conservation Districts (NRCDs), watershed groups, municipalities, and others.  The program is open to all eligible organizations and will fund preliminary design, final design, and implementation projects.



RFA Release: January 19, 2024

Webinar: View here

Application Due Date: February 8, 2024

Award Announcements: April 19, 2024

Spending authorization begins: May 15, 2024

All projects must be completed by: October 30, 2024


Supporting documents: 

Questions Regarding this RFA should be addressed to NRCC Grants and Finance Specialist Lina Smith at