Rural Development

Scott signs bill supporting rural development and forest economy

News Release — Gov. Phil Scott June 12, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley 802-828-6403 [email protected] GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT SIGNS S.34 and H.495, SUPPORTING RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THE FOREST ECONOMY AND FARMS At a public bill signing Monday, Vermonters highlighted the valuable impact this legislation will have on rural agricultural and timber businesses across the state Albany, […]

Legislative preview: Rural development initiatives, independent contractor bill top economic development list

Lawmakers will also consider legislation that would require all businesses to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave and short-term disability coverage to employees.

USDA awards nearly $500,000 to 4 Vermont school districts to expand virtual learning network

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Thursday that schools in Bennington County, Franklin County, Rutland County, Windham County, Caledonia County and Orange County will use a $498,856 grant to connect students and teachers across the state using technology.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont nets $2.3 million for rural development

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) Friday announced $2.3 million in funding for rural development in Vermont.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont nets $257,300 in rural development grants

.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced that two Vermont towns have received a total of $257,300 in grants for rural development projects. The grants were awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture to Greensboro and Brattleboro.

Growth bill would limit sprawl, promote downtown development

Bill has support of administration and Vermont Natural Resources Council, but the Conservation Law Foundation is wary of expanded exemptions.

New Eligible Areas Maps for USDA housing programs in Colchester, Essex and Milton

News Release — USDA Rural Development Sept. 11, 2013 MONTPELIER — Effective October 1, 2013, United States Department of Agriculture will implement the 2010 Census Data for Rural Development Housing Programs. The result of this action will be a change in the eligible areas in the State of Vermont Rural Housing Service Programs can be […]

USDA provides $300,000.00 in housing preservation grants in the Northeast Kingdom

David Robinson, Acting State Director for USDA Rural Development announces that three non-profits in the Northeast Kingdom each received $100,000.00 in grant funds.