VTrans invites municipalities to participate in Road Grants program

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VTrans invites municipalities to participate in Road Grants program

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 3:50pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) invites municipalities to participate in the Municipal Roads, Grants-in-Aid Program, which provides funding for municipalities to implement best management practices (BMPs) in accordance with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP).  

Grants-in-Aid awards will be made available through AOT and will total approximately $5.8 million dollars in this grant cycle. Municipalities will submit reimbursement requests directly to AOT for work completed, and AOT will reimburse up to 80% of the municipality’s documented construction expenses, including in-kind support, for BMPs on hydrologically connected roads.   

Municipalities must return a signed letter by June 24, 2022 to be eligible.  

Eligible BMPs according to the MRGP Standards: 

  • Grass and stone-lined drainage ditches and stone check-dams 
  • Turnouts, cross culverts, and other disconnection and infiltration practices 
  • Lowering of high road shoulders 
  • Installation or replacement of drainage culverts and driveway culverts on non-perennial streams within right of way and installation of culvert headwalls and outlet stabilization 
  • Stabilizing conveyance zones 
  • Addressing gully erosion on Class 4 roads 
  • Stabilizing catch basin outlets. 

Details, documents, and the Initial Funding Offers are available on the AOT website.  

5.24.2022 Barre, Vt. – Vermont Agency of Transportation vtrans.vermont.gov