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Making Rural Towns More Vibrant:

Through a number of different initiatives and programs, the Vermont Council on Rural Development helps to foster community and build local capacity.

Community Visits:

Community Visits allow towns to come together to plan local actions that make their towns more vibrant. Find out how your town can get involved.

Vermont Digital Economy Project:

Read the final report from our 2 year project that helped communities and organizations through free technological support.

Join the Working Landscape Partnership:

Add your name to the growing list of folks who support Vermont's Farm and Forest future.

Climate Economy Summit:

The "Creating Prosperity & Opportunity Confronting Climate Change" Summit on February 18, 2014 will mark the start of the new Vermont Climate Economy Council.

What's New at VCRD

VCRD is seeking a part-time Fund Development Professional
VCRD is seeking a part-time (8 hours/week) Fund Development Professional to help lead grant writing, prospect outreach, annual campaign development and other fundraising work in line with our mission to support rural Vermont communities and advance... read more
Cambridge Community Visit Report - 2014
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Cambridge. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Plan and Develop a Senior Living Center and Expand Senior Services; Advance a Cambridge... read more
Feb 18, 2015 - Summit on "Creating Prosperity & Opportunity Confronting Climate Change"
Click HERE to Register Now! Plan to join us on February 18, 2015 for the Summit on Creating Prosperity & Opportunity Confronting Climate Change at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph. The Summit will bring leaders from business, non-... read more
Swanton Community Visit Day - January 28th
On Wednesday, January 28th, all members of the Swanton community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders who... read more
Vermont's Digital Stories - Final Report of VCRD's Vermont Digital Economy Project
VCRD launched the Vermont Digital Economy Project to offer free support to speed flood recovery, spur economic development and job growth, and improve community resilience to disasters. The project worked directly with Vermont towns affected by 2011... read more