Chester County Board of Commissioners, Chester County Planning Commission (CCPC)
02/19/21 4:00 PM
Grants to Pennsylvania municipalities in eligible locations for activities that improve preparation of local government plans. Funding is intended to support updates to ordinances, revisions to plans, and studies that enable applicants to implement goals and achieve high impact benefits through innovative municipal and multi-municipal planning. Chester County municipalities and multi-municipal groups are eligible to apply.
The purpose of VPP is to advance consistency with and implementation of the county comprehensive plan while accomplishing impactful, lasting, and positive benefits for municipalities through innovative municipal planning; multi-municipal planning; and new and revised municipal plans, ordinances, and planning studies that address opportunities and issues of community concern.
General project types that may be eligible include plans, ordinances, ordinance amendments, and planning studies that advance one or more of the Landscapes3 goals and objectives, and implement one or more of the Landscapes3 recommendations at the municipal or multi-municipal level.
For project eligibility, see https://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/61646/2021-VPP-Cash-Grant-Manual-Complete#page=4.
For eligible costs, see https://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/61646/2021-VPP-Cash-Grant-Manual-Complete#page=8.
GrantWatch ID#: 139184
Maximum funding levels by type of project:
- Plans or Ordinances: $50,000 plus $10,000 for each additional municipality
- Planning Studies: $30,000 plus $5,000 for each additional municipality
A schedule depicting the completion of each major task, deliverables, and other key project components is required and shall include the adoption or acceptance process. The proposed schedule shall be accommodated within the minimum contract timeframes, which shall be as follows:
- Municipal Comprehensive Plan Update: 24 months
- Multi-municipal Comprehensive Plan: 36 months
- Full Ordinance Update: 24 months
- Ordinance Amendments: 12-24 months
- Official Map: 12 months
- Planning Studies/Guides: 12-18 months
- Multi-Municipal Planning Studies: 18-24 months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application: https://www.chesco.org/FormCenter/Planning-44/Vision-Partnership-Program-2021-Round-1-220
For requests for pre-application meetings and other questions about the grant program, contact:
Susan Elks, Community Planning Director and VPP Grant Administrator
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