Village Wastewater Solutions Finance and Guidance

Templates & Tools

  1. Sample Agenda and Meeting Minutes Template
  2. Work Book: Organizing Village Wastewater Solutions (2018) by Vermont DEC & ACCD
  3. Guide Book: Getting Your Project to Flow Smoothly by RCAP Solutions
  4. Guide Book: Wastewater Solutions for Vermont Communities - A Guide from Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs
  5. Drinking Water Private Well Testing SurveyFAQ, and Sample Letter
  6. Pollution Prevention Brochure - Don't Flush This!
  7. Sample Request for Qualifications
  8. Guidance on Creating Intermunicipal Agreements
  9. Village Center Designation Program
  10. Septic Funding Factsheet
  11. Sample Septic and Well Information Survey

Financial Assistance Programs

 

program ASSISTANCE CONTACT INFORMATION
clean water fund, clean water initiative PRoGRAM State Grant Emily Bird, Program Manager
cLEAN WATER STATE rEVOLVING fUND

Federal Planning Loans

Federal Design Loans

Federal Construction Loans

Tom Brown, Project Lead
Drinking water state revolving fund

Federal Planning Loans

Federal Construction Loans

Tom Brown, Project Lead
engineering planning advance State Planning Loans Lynnette Claudon, PE, Project Lead
Municipal planning grant State Planning Grants Faith Ingulsrud
neighborworks Varies Varies by Region
northern boarders regional commission grant Federal Infrastructure Grants Kristie Farnham, Vermont Program Manager
on-site loan program State Construction Loans Chris Rotter, Program Manager
Pollution control grants State Construction Grants Tom Brown, Project Lead
USDA RD - SEarch grants Federal Planning Grant Varies by Region
USDA RD - Water environment program grants and loans Federal Construction Grants and Loans Varies by Region
Water Infrastructure Finance Programs CW & DWSRF, PC Grants Terisa Thomas, Finance Program Manager

 

Legislative Reports

 

Village Resources

 

Suggested Project Sequencing 

 

Project Sequencing Best Practices
Action Lead Group(s) Services and Assistance Funding Sources
Update Town Plan for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Local Planning Commission Regional Planning Commission Municipal Planning Grant
Hold a Visioning Event to Determine Water & Wastewater Wants and Needs Local Planning Commission

Vermont Council on Rural Development
Regional Planning Commission

Municipal Planning Grant
Form a Local W/WW Committee Local Planning Commission 
Select Board
Vermont Council on Rural Development
Workbook
 
Assess Needs and Resources W/WW Committee
Consulting Engineer

Consulting Hydrogeologist
Regional Planning Commission
Regional Engineer
Consulting Engineer

Consulting Hydrogeologist
Sample Survey

Engineering Planning Advance or
SEARCH Grant or 
Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Re-evaluate Visions and Goals W/WW Committee
Planning Commission
Regional Planning Commission Municipal Planning Grant
Alternatives Assessment  W/WW Committee
Consulting Engineer


Consulting Hydrogeologist

Consulting Engineer
Consulting Hydrogeologist

Engineering Planning Advance or

SEARCH Grant or 

Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Public Meeting to Select Alternative W/WW Committee

Planning Commission

Selectboard
Consulting Engineer

Consulting Hydrogeologist
Engineering Planning Advance or

SEARCH Grant or 

Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Archeological & Historic Preservation Investigation W/WW Committee
Consulting Engineer
Consulting Archeologists  Engineering Planning Advance or

SEARCH Grant or 

Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Soil Explorations & Test Pits W/WW Committee

​Consulting Engineer
Consulting Hydrogeologist
Consulting Engineer

Consulting Hydrogeologist
Regional Engineers
Indirect Discharge Program
Engineering Planning Advance or

SEARCH Grant or 

Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Finalize Alternative Selected and Preliminary Engineering Report W/WW Committee
Consulting Engineer
Consulting Hydrogeologist
Consulting Engineer

Consulting Hydrogeologist
Engineering Planning Advance or

SEARCH Grant or 

Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Bond Vote W/WW Committee

Selectboard
Bond Council Engineering Planning Advance or

SEARCH Grant or 

Clean Water State Revolving Fund

 

 

Workbook