Mount Ascutney Regional Commission is pleased to announce the release of Round 5 Request for Applications for the Clean Water Design & Implementation Block Grant funded by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP). As in the initial release, this additional funding will support the design and implementation of clean water projects throughout the state of Vermont. Information on Funding Availability and Project Eligibility can be found in the DIBG Grant application and associated appendices linked below. 

Grant Round Announced September 10, 2021
Application DeadlineOctober 18, 2021 by 4:30 pm EST
Anticipated Notification of AwardNovember 5, 2021
Anticipated Subgrant Agreement ExecutionBy or before December 31, 2021
Project Completion / Grant Close-outBy or before November 1, 2023

These grant application requirements are based on the new FY21 Clean Water Initiative Funding Policy. Project types, performance measures, milestones and deliverables can be found in the policy document. As noted in the application form, not all project types listed in the Policy are eligible for this program funding. We encourage you to thoroughly review this new policy before applying, as there have been some modifications in project types, match requirements and requirements for projects on private property. Note that a subgrant agreement with MARC may have additional deliverables depending upon the outcome of the Natural Resources Project Screening. 

Please direct all inquiries regarding this program to

If you have not participated in this program in the past and want to be sure you are on our email distribution list, please email your contact information to

For our current subgrantees, these new FY2021 policies do not affect your current agreements. Please continue to send all materials and questions to  

Application Materials (updated 9-10-21)

Sub-Grantee Resources (updated 11-16-21)

Guidance Documents (updated 9-10-21)