Vermont seeking comment about Hud Programs: Each year the State of Vermont - Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Human Services and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board receives funding for HUD programs through the Consolidated Plan or Annual Plan update process which identifies priorities based on needs from the housing needs assessment, market analysis, citizen and stakeholder input.  At the end of the program year the state is required to report on the performance outcomes outlined from those plans in their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  They have completed the FY22 Program Year DRAFT CAPER which includes the outcomes for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG); and Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Emergency Solutions Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV).   As a representative for a unit of general local government, please share the attached notice with your local residents including minorities,The state is seeking comments by September 27, 2023.


DVFiber update, August 2021

Below are links to four news items concerning DVFiber. For more news about DVFiber and connecting to the Internet with Vermont’s new communications union districts in the coming weeks and months, go to, sign up for Connecting to our Future, our quarterly newsletter, and like us (DVFiber) on FaceBook.

In July, DVFiber formed a public/private partnership with Great Works Internet (GWI) to work together to secure high-speed Internet service for every home and business in our 24 town communications union district. To learn more, go to

Governor Scott recently appointed Christine Hallquist to be the executive director of the newly formed Vermont Community Broadband Board. See https: //

Read VTDigger’s recent article and listen to The Deeper Dig: How to spend a broadband windfall podcast interview with Hallquist.

Vermont’s new 10-year telecom plan prioritizes communications union districts, private partnerships. (