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Apply Now for the Model Communities Program

The Application process for 2018 is closed. Applications for the program in 2019 will open in December of 2018. The materials on this page are for reference only.

The Vermont Climate Economy Model Communities Program invites proposals from Vermont towns and local leaders interested in increasing local economic prosperity by working together to identify home, business, and community solutions to address climate change. Two communities will be selected to work with the program in 2018.

Application: For all the details about applying, download the RFP application in either Microsoft Word or PDF versions.

Webinar: To view a December 12, 2017 webinar about the program and the application process, click here. The Powerpoint used for that webinar can be viewed here.

Timeline (see diagrams below): The deadline for applications is December 18, 2017. After in-person meetings with finalists, selection of two communities will happen by January 19, 2018. The program will be initiated for the first community in February. Work with a second community will launch over the summer 2018.

  • Deadline for applications: December 18, 2017
  • Selection of 3-5 finalists: January 2, 2018
  • In-person community meetings: January 2-15, 2018
  • Final selection of two 2018 communities: Jan. 19, 2018