Better Roads

The Vermont Better Roads Program provides technical support and grant funding to municipalities to promote the use of erosion control and maintenance techniques that save money while protecting and enhancing water quality around the State.

Alan May                                                               Joel Perrigo

Tel: (802) 828-4585                                                                                                    Tel: (802) 595-4933
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                                                        SFY2021 Vermont Better Roads Grant Program

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is pleased to announce the 23rd year of funding to support the Vermont Better Roads Program. The goal of this grant program is to promote the use of Best Management Practices for erosion control and maintenance techniques along municipal roads that save money while protecting and enhancing Vermont’s lakes and streams. 

Please note that the application and scoring of this year’s Better Roads Program have been revised to better align with the program goals and that of the State’s Clean Water Act (Act 64), as well as the recently issued Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP). In an effort to prioritize funding for projects that are providing significant water quality improvements this year applicants must indicate whether or not the projects that they intend to construct will be in full compliance with the MRGP. Please see application and scoring sheet for more information. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Better Roads staff. 

Please be advised that the application deadline for the SFY2021 Better Roads Grant Program has been extended to December 13, 2019.

The rain event that occurred on October 31 – November 1 caused widespread damage across the northern portions of the State. Many municipalities are extremely busy making repairs to municipal roads to ensure they are prepared for the impending winter weather. In fairness to all municipalities, the application deadline has been extended to provide additional time to affected communities.

For questions contact:
Joel Perrigo
VTrans Municipal Assistance Bureau

2019 Better Roads Manual 

Previous Grant Awards



Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP) Resources