The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) Lakes and Ponds Management and Protection Program (Lakes & Ponds Program) works to protect, maintain, enhance, and restore Vermont lakes and the public uses that healthy lake ecosystems provide through outreach and education, monitoring and assessment, and regulatory programs. The Aquatic Invasive Species Program, within the Lakes & Ponds Program, coordinates management activities associated with both aquatic invasive and nuisance species; works with local, state, and federal partners to obtain and provide funds for control projects; and provides education and outreach to reduce the threat and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

The VTDEC is seeking proposals to administer a block grant for the Aquatic Invasive Species Grants-in-Aid Program. This block grant program will provide financial assistance to subawardees for Aquatic Nuisance Control (ANC) Grant in Aid projects that include Greeter Projects, Management Projects, and Education/Outreach/Survey Projects that meet the conditions as stated in the Aquatic Nuisance Control Vermont State Statutes (10 V.S.A. § 1458). The successful bidder and program administrator may use the State’s ANC Grant in Aid Application Manual as a template for your program, create your own program, or a combination of both.

You can learn about this grant program by reading the RFP document here.

All proposals must be submitted electronically via email to beth.touchettte@vermont.gov by November 18, 2022, 4:00 pm ET using the subject line “Aquatic Nuisance Control Block Grant RFP Proposal.”

2023 Vermont DEC RFP for Aquatic Nuisance Control

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