Planning Advance

The Vermont Planning Advance Program is a loan program available to municipalities:

  • without existing water or sewer rate payers for the purpose of obtaining a feasibility study for community based drinking water and/or wastewater solutions;
  • to assist regional planning and study efforts related to specific drinking water and/or wastewater needs;
  • to assist with master planning for large scale, long term facility planning for one or more capital needs related to water quality or drinking water.

Advantages of the Planning Advance Program:

  • Loan repayment does not start until two years after a project is built.
  • 2% annual admin fee when rolled into the construction loan.
  • Some planning advances can be prorated to repay portions of the loans as they relate to multi-phased planning, long term planning, or regional planning.

Note: Planning Advance money may not be available and may need a special appropriation by the Vermont legislature.  Clean Water related Planning Advance  money is currently available.  All repaid Planning Advance monies revolve and become available for future planning advance studies.

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Facilities Engineering Division

Main Building - 1st Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3510