CEDS Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2016

Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) Opens Project Submissions Period for 2016 Windham Region CEDS

SeVEDS is accepting new projects and updated projects for its third annual update to the regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). The CEDS is a regional plan for growth of the economy that was created in 2013 using a federally prescribed regional and public approach. The CEDS contains a section identifying and prioritizing vital projects, programs and activities that address the region’s greatest needs or that will best enhance the region’s competitiveness.  Inclusion of your project in the CEDS indicates to federal funders that your project is aligned with the region’s economic goals for growth. Inclusion can also assist the region in understanding what projects in our region are being proposed or are underway. The project submission period is open from September 12, 2016 through October 11, 2016. Projects seeking inclusion in the updated CEDS must provide the following:

Proposal Overview: 
The project 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.New 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.
https://brattleborodevelopment.com/2016-ceds-project-submissions/Repeat Applicants: 
Any entity that submitted a project for the 2015 CEDS must provide an update on their project for it to be included in the 2016 CEDS.  An update form can be found at https://brattleborodevelopment.com/2016-ceds-project-update-submission/Timeline:
Projects Submission Period: Monday, September 12th – Tuesday, October 11th 
Proposals are due no later than Tuesday, October 11th at 5:00 pm.
Project Review/Ranking Period: Monday, October 17th – Monday, November 21st
Project Ranking Press Event: Beginning of December (TBD)
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For inquiries, questions and clarifications, contact; 
Kristin Mehalick, SeVEDS Project Manager, BDCC
kmehalick@brattleborodevelopment.com or 802-257-7731 ext 226

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