NVDA serves the 55 municipalities in this northeastern corner of Vermont as the Regional Planning Commission. We assist with regional and municipal land use and Transportation Planning.
NVDA also serves the businesses in the Kingdom and encourages sustainable economic growth as the Regional Economic Development Corporation.
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As the Regional Planning Commission, NVDA assists municipalities, organizations, committees and individuals with a wide variety of planning and technical services.As the Regional Development Corporation, NVDA works on infrastructure improvements, assists companies relocating to the area, helps existing businesses to grow, and administers revolving loan funds.
Better Connections (BC) Program
aligns state and local investments to increase transportation options, build resilience, and strengthen economic vitality in Vermont’s community centers. The BC Program is funded through the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) . Municipalities annually compete for approximately $200,000 in projects funds. A 10% local cash match is required.
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Statewide CAT4 Exercise
VT Division of Emergency Management (VEM) is providing full-scale catastrophic exercise planning. This is an opportunity for your town to validate its emergency plan. The Planning Meetings are scheduled for January 15, March 19, July 16, and October 23 & 24 at the State Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury. Interested communities, agencies, private and nonprofit parties may contact Bruce Melendy for more information about the training objectives Bmelendy@nvda.net (802) 424-1420.
Meeting to Discuss Infrastructure Funding
Jan 24th, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, NVDA Conference Rm, St. Johnsbury Representatives from the Vermont Infrastructure Finance Program will give a presentation to assist communities in funding clean water projects. Questions: Contact Thomas Brown Thomas.Brown@vermont.gov. http://dec.vermont.gov/facilities-engineering/water-financing/cwsrf