GREENSBORO – The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) awarded $22,000 to Greensboro in state Municipal Planning Grant funds to prepare a development plan for the Bend Village. Greensboro successfully competed against 47 municipalities.
Dan Predpall, organizer of the Bend Revitalization Initiative, said “This grant will help the Bend, a small village in Greensboro, develop a plan to expand business and recreational opportunities as the Lamoille Rail Trail is constructed. The trail passes directly through the Bend, and the original train station remains.” Greensboro will have a year and a half to complete this project.
“As Vermont continues to grow its economy, maintain a high quality of life and attract new people and business to the state, Municipal Planning Grants help communities accelerate local solutions, energize downtowns, remove barriers to much-needed housing,” said Vermont DHCD Commissioner Josh Hanford.
Awarded annually and administered by DHCD, the Municipal Planning Grant program supports local community revitalization and planning initiatives. Since 1998, the program has provided $13 million to 235 cities and towns across Vermont.