Public Notice for VCDP Application


The City of St. Albans is considering making an application to the State of Vermont for an Implementation Grant under the Vermont Community Development Program.  A public hearing will be held at 6:30 PM on April 12, 2021, via remote connection, link provided at, to obtain the views of citizens on community development, to furnish information concerning the amount of funds available and the range of community development activities that may be undertaken under this program, the impact to any historic and archaeological resources that may be affected by the proposed project, and to give affected citizens the opportunity to examine the proposed statement of projected use of these funds.

The proposal is to apply for up to $75,000 in VCDP Funds, which will be subgranted to Healthy Roots Collaborative and used to cover reimbursement of services provided from July 2020 through June 2021 and meeting the ongoing demand between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. Reimbursement costs would cover the administration, distribution and mileage costs associated with providing gleaned produce and other charitable food donations to the identified communities. The remaining funding will be used to maintain increased services for the identified sites in St. Albans City, Richford, as well as the elderly populations served through CIDER and Island in the Sun in the Champlain Islands. In addition to services to traditional charitable food sites Healthy Roots will use funding to continue to support expanded services to migrant farm workers through our partnership with Bridges to Health and NOTCH clinics in Franklin County.

A further description of the application is available by clicking this link or by contacting Chip Sawyer at 802-524-1500 ext. *259 or

Should you require any special accommodations, please contact Kristen Smith at 802-524-1500 ext.*253 or to ensure appropriate accommodations are made. Those with impaired hearing are welcome to call (TTY) # 1-800-253-0191.

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