Request for projects to be included in the Windham Region CEDS
Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation has announced a call for the submission of project proposals to be included in the federally recognized Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the 27 town Windham region. Official request appears below. While no monetary awards will directly result from these projects being included in the CEDS, inclusion of your municipal, education, private sector or non-profit project in the CEDS indicates it is aligned with regional goals for growth.The deadline for submission of projects to be included in this years CEDS is August 9th ‘detailed information on SeVEDS, what a ‘CEDS’is, and the Windham Region CEDS process and submission guidelines can be found at www.seveds.com(link is external).Identification of your project as a vital project indicates the project is of the highest priority and expected to have the greatest impacts on achieving the regional goals.Again, while inclusion of your project in no way guarantees funding of any sort, many federal agencies look more favorably upon projects which have the kind of broad support inclusion in a region CEDS indicates.Project Overview: Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) is seeking project proposals for inclusion in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), as required by the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA). Information on the required component of a CEDS can be found www.seveds.com/ceds-projects(link is external)Proposal Contents: The proposal must identify the applicant and include a detailed description of the project; establish that the applicant has the authority, capacity and the wherewithal to successfully implement the project; establish the likely outcome of the project and establish how that outcome is consistent with the goals and strategies of SeVEDS. For a complete description of submission requirements, go towww.seveds.com/ceds-projects(link is external).Applicants: Any private or public entity or consortium of entities can submit a project for consideration. Applications will only be accepted from the entity(s) directly implementing the project.Proposal Instructions: Proposals are due no later than August 9 at 5:00 pm. Proposals must be received at: SeVEDS, 76 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT 05301. A minimum of (5) paper and one (1) digital copy are to be submitted.Contact Information: All inquiries, questions and clarifications must be directed to Laura Sibilia at 802-257-7731 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).SeVEDS Regional Economic Development Goals & Strategies: Visit www.seveds.com(link is external) to review a list of regional economic development goals and strategies.