Projects sought for CEDS plan
Southern Vermont- The annual submissions process has opened for projects to be included in the Southern Vermont Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. The CEDS is an action plan for growing the economy developed using a federally-prescribed, regional public process. Each year the CEDS is updated with “CEDS Projects” submissions which highlight projects, programs, and activities that address the region’s greatest needs and enhance its competitiveness.
CEDS project submissions are reviewed and ranked on how each project will advance and impact the CEDS objectives, as well as readiness to begin, partners, and investments made. While the inclusion of a project in the CEDS does not guarantee future investment, it does indicate to federal, state, and philanthropic funders that the project is aligned with the region’s economic and community development goals.
Projects will be accepted through March 1.
For more information on submitting a project join a Knowledge Bites webinar session on January 14 from 12 to 12:30 pm. Visit www.brattleborodevelopment.com/knowledge-bites/ for instructions on how to connect.
For more information, or to submit a project, visit www.SoVermontZone.com/ceds. Any private or public entity or consortium of entities can submit a project for consideration, but applications will only be accepted from entities directly implementing the projects.