Governor Phil Scott Announces Launch of $40 Million Community Recovery and Revitalization Program

Government and Politics

November 29, 2022

From: Vermont Governor Phil Scott

Governor Phil Scott Announces Launch of $40 Million Community Recovery and Revitalization Program

St. Johnsbury, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced the launch of the $40M Community Recovery and Revitalization Program (CRRP) application at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury. This new program, proposed by the Scott Administration and passed by the Legislature through Acts 183 and 185, is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support capital investment projects that will assist Vermont’s economic recovery effort.

CRRP’s application opening comes on the heels of the Capital Investment Program (CIP), a previous program that allocated $10M for similar types of projects, approving another round of grants including a grant to Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. The $413,921 grant to the Fairbanks Museum will fund a new state of the art heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in a new three story, 6,080 square foot Science Annex addition to the existing Museum building allowing the organization to expand its education offerings and tourism opportunities.

“The federal aid we have received over the last two years has presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform our 14 counties and generate economic opportunity for Vermonters in every corner of our state,” said Governor Phil Scott. “The CIP program shows the demand for these types of projects, and we look forward to deploying this latest round of money through the CRRP program to continue this important work across Vermont.”

CRRP grants are available to for-profit, nonprofit, and municipal applicants, and the funding is intended for projects that make capital improvements or capital expansions that spur economic recovery and revitalization in communities across the state. Eligible projects may include those that assist industries most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic such as arts and entertainment, hospitality, agriculture, and educational services.

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