The Municipal Grants in Aid Program provides grants to municipalities to improve local roads to reduce run off and protect water quality. Last year, 173 municipalities improved 44.7 miles of roadway. Most municipalities in the region participate, and NRPC administers the program statewide.


Project partners each served a unique role in the project. Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation staff provided administrative oversight and technical assistance regarding the best management practices. Regional Planning Commissions worked with each individual municipality to identify the best project sites, plan for best management practices, and verify construction. Northwest Regional Planning Commission served as the fiscal agent and overall program manager. VTrans staff in the Better Roads program and at the District offices provided additional expertise and technical assistance. Municipalities completed construction with municipal staff or through contractors.

To view the Grants in Aid final report click here.