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The Rutland Regional Planning Commission serves 27 communities and provides assistance on a range of community development activities and issues.

The RRPC provides leadership and technical expertise to encourage cooperative planning within and among the region's communities and area wide interests. more

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The USDA Forest Service is seeking applications for the Community Forest program. The Community Forest Program provides financial assistance grants to local governments, non-profit organizations, and federally recognized tribes to establish community forest that provide defined public benefits.

Projects considered for this funding opportunity must include:
Lands with at 75% forested cover
Provide public access
At least 5 acres in size
Threaten by conversion to a non-forest use
Provide economic and ecological benefits to the community
Community engagement in the development of a community forest plan
A 50% non-federal funding match
Additional requirements are outlined in the attached request for applications and summarized in the fact sheet. Applications are due to State Foresters and Tribal officials on January 15, 2016.

Need Help with Welcoming Customers on Your Farm? In collaboration with a number of other groups in Vermont working on developing agritourism, the Rutland Regional Planning Commission recently helped produce the following thirteen Best Practices and How To Guides:
Assessing Your Agritourism Potential
Business and Financial Planning
Offering High Quality On-Farm Experiences
Safety and Risk Management
Land Use and Zoning for Agritourism
Develop a Farm Tour
Develop a Farm Stand
Develop a Farm Stay
Develop a Pick-Your-Own Business
Host Weddings on Your Farm
Host Dinners on Your Farm
How to Host Summer Camp on Your Farm

All 13 guides can be found at: http://www.uvm.edu/vtagritourism/

This publication is the result of tax-supported funding from USDA, Rural Development, and as such, is not copyrightable. It may be reprinted with the customary crediting of the source.


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