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


clean water fund, clean water initiative PRoGRAM State Grant Emily Bird, Program Manager

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  
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


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

Form a Local Committee Workbook Vermont Council on Rural Development  
Assess Needs and Resources W/WW Committee
Sample Survey
Regional Planning Commission
Regional Engineer
Engineering Planning Advance
Re-evaluate Visions and Goals W/WW Committee
Local Planning Commission
Alternatives Assessment  W/WW Committee

Consulting Engineer
Consulting Hydrogeologist

Engineering Planning Advance
Public Meeting to Select Alternative W/WW Committee

Planning Commission

  Engineering Planning Advance
Archeological & Historic Preservation Investigation   Consulting Archeologists 

Water Infrastructure Finance Programs
USDA Rural Development

Soil Explorations & Test Pits   Consulting Engineer

Consulting Hydrogeologist
Regional Engineers
Indirect Discharge Program
Water Infrastructure Finance Programs

USDA Rural Development
Finalize Alternative Selected and Preliminary Engineering Report W/WW Committee   Water Infrastructure Finance Programs

USDA Rural Development
Bond Vote W/WW Committee

Bond Council Water Infrastructure Finance Programs

USDA Rural Development