The State of Vermont Wednesday announced that nearly $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, appropriated for the village water and wastewater (VWWW) initiative, has now been committed to towns across the state.
The VWWW Initiative will help municipalities develop new public drinking water systems and community wastewater disposal systems where this critical infrastructure is lacking. This grant funding will bridge the affordability gap, protect public health, increase affordable housing, support economic development, and incentivize compact growth in Vermont’s designated villages and neighborhoods.
This recent round of award funding will go towards helping a total of 12 villages: 11 for wastewater and one for drinking water.
These ARPA funds will be used in a “co-funding” model with the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, USDA – Rural Development support, Northern Border Regional Commission support, or locally available funding. Co-funding means that ARPA funding will be used to complement other funding sources to achieve affordability for the users of the system. The assistance will be primarily in the form of grants, and pending eligibility determination, may include support for planning, design, land purchase, or construction of active projects.
For more information about ARPA funds visit our website on Village Water and Wastewater Initiative.
A list of fund recipients can be found below:
|Project Name||Award Amount|
|Town of Montgomery Center & Village New Wastewater Facility||$2,217,000|
|Town of Montgomery Village New Wastewater Facility|
|South Londonderry Village Community Wastewater System||$3,968,331|
|Grafton Village Wastewater Project||$3,968,331|
|Greensboro Village Wastewater||$3,968,331|
|North Londonderry Village Community Wastewater System||$3,968,331|
|Wolcott Village Decentralized Wastewater Project||$2,565,000|
|Highgate Community Wastewater||$172,719|
|Moretown Village Community Wastewater||$3,325,000|
|West Burke Village Community Wastewater||$3,968,331|
|Killington Drinking Water System||$2,300,000|
|South Hero Community Wastewater||$1,464,881|
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