Clean Water Design and Implementation Block Grant

Mount Ascutney Regional Commission is pleased to announce a seventh round of funding under the Clean Water Design & Implementation Block Grant program funded by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. Funding shall be used to support engineering design and construction of clean water projects statewide. In contrast to previous grant rounds, stormwater-sector project applications will not be accepted.

    – Grant Round Announced: April 4, 2023

    – Application Deadline: May 8, 2023 by 4:30 pm

    – Anticipated Notification of Award: June 1, 2023

    – Anticipated Subgrant Agreement Execution: June 15, 2023

    – Project Completion / Grant Close-out: No later than October 1, 2024

Grant requirements are governed by the FY21 Clean Water Initiative Program Funding Policy. However, for this round and for any additional Requests for Applications for remaining FY21 funding, the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP) project review requirements outlined in the new FY23 CWIP Funding Policy shall apply. Project types, performance measures, milestones and deliverables can be found in the FY21 policy document. 

As noted in the application form, not all project types listed in the Policy are eligible for this program funding. Note that a subgrant agreement with MARC may also include additional deliverables (i.e., deliverables NOT noted in the FY21 Funding Policy) to satisfy the new VDHP project review requirements.

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

Please continue to send all materials and direct all inquiries to

Application Materials (updated 4-4-2023)

Sub-Grantee Resources (updated 5-1-2023)


*The Municipal Invoicing Template form can be used to invoice for Town expenditures or Support File for In-kind Reporting

Quarterly Reporting:
  • Quarterly Progress Report (all projects)

*Quarterly Progress Report Forms are project specific and will be provided with your subgrant agreement

Interim and Final Reporting:

*Also refer to Attachment D – Other Grant Provisions for Clean Water Initiative Program Grants & Contracts

*Refer to DEC Staff Interim Design Check-In Form for additional information regarding this requirement

*This Excel file template replaces the previous fillable PDF Final Performance Report and BMP Report forms

*The Third Party O&M Plan and Agreement template is for implementation projects with non-owner O&M responsible party)

Guidance Documents:

*Attachment D is a reference for policy, deliverables, and final reporting guidance