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Participants at the 2019 SVEP Grant Writing Workshop
Participants at the 2019 SVEP Grant Writing Workshop
Upcoming SVEP Events
SVEP: Story Based Marketing with Fish for Nonprofits, Municipalities, and Small Businesses (Cohort 3)

SVEP: Story Based Marketing with Fish for Nonprofits, Municipalities, and Small Businesses (Cohort 3)

Trying to find the right thing to say and when to say is truly an art form. So what can…

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IDA/Town of Rockingham | The Dirty Dozen: Administrative Contamination to Incremental Development

IDA/Town of Rockingham | The Dirty Dozen: Administrative Contamination to Incremental Development

Presentation led by Alliance Faculty intended for an audience from the real estate development, city administration and community partners. Please…

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Small Developer Virtual Seminar with IDA

Small Developer Virtual Seminar with IDA

This Seminar on small scale real estate development is all about project formation. We take a big picture view of…

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What is Southern Vermont Economy Project 2.0?

The Southern Vermont Economy Project 2.0 provides webinars, small conferences, mini-summits, technical assistance and training to help advance local economic and community development projects that are critical to creating prosperity in rural Southern Vermont. 

SVEP began in 2016 when the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation was awarded $230,000 through the USDA Rural Community Development Initiative. SVEP focused on building capacity around economic literacy in our region. For a complete overview of 2016-2019 programming click here.

Thanks to a new award from USDA RCDI in 2019, SVEP 2.0 continues the successful work to help communities and non profits increase their capacity.

If you would like to receive notification of upcoming conferences, summits, webinars and events please email slang@brattleborodevelopment.com, or bookmark this page – new activities are added all the time.

What are the SVEP 2.0 Goals?

The Southern Vermont Economy Project 2.0’s three program goals are designed to “stack” upon one another to move the region forward to leverage federal investments being made in this region and to advance projects in areas that are under-resourced:

By executing dozens of training activities SVEP 2.0  will deliver technical assistance and funding to project pre-development. Dedicated support is applied to places with greatest need. Project partners will be helped directly to advance local projects, and enhance their communities’ own capacity.

Southern Vermont does not lack great ideas. SVEP 2.0, through the provided programming, will help recipient organizations turn those great ideas into effective projects with sustainable funding and successful implementation and management. Sometimes all it takes is one successful project in a community to spark change. SVEP aids recipient organizations in identifying projects that fill a demand in their community and in the region. 

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies document provides a regional framework, an opportunity to be guided by shared data-driven, long-term goals in a two-county effort to create a thriving economy. But improving local capacity is key to implementation of projects that advance the region towards  economic and community development goals.

Recent SVEP Headlines

Story Based Marketing Can Make a Difference In Who You Reach

Finding the right thing to say, and when to say, it is truly an art…

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Southern Vermont Economy Summit Returns! Save the Date for the Virtual SoVT Summit May 12th-14th, 2021

The Fourth Annual Southern Vermont Economy Summit will be held virtually May 12th-14th, 2021. Like…

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“Funders Are and Should Be Your Friends”: Funders Roundtable Expresses Importance of Relationships

The Southern Vermont Economy Project hosts quick hit webinar series called “Knowledge Bites,” focused on providing…

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Past SVEP Programming and Resources

Online Meeting Resources

Does your town need help setting up Zoom? Do you have questions on how to use Zoom in order to conduct routine town business? SVEP is providing one-on-one technical support on setting up and running online meetings and instructions, links to Zoom tutorials and instructional videos.

2020 SVEP Project Development Serires

SVEP 2.0 helps organizations turn great ideas into effective projects, with sustainable funding, successful implementation and management through its 2020 SVEP Project Development Series. Topics include project stewardship, financial management for projects, procurement management and grant writing. You’ll find the recordings, presentations, and contacts from each training here.

COVID-19 Related Webinars

During the month of April, SVEP hosted weekly webinars on resources for local economic and community development for municipalities and to provide opportunities for peer learning around responding to COVID19. Here you will find recordings of each and their relevant presentations and contacts.

Knowledge Bites Webinar Archive

SVEP hosts a quick hit webinar series called “Knowledge Bites,” focused on providing introductory information about economic and community development tools, programs, and funding opportunities. Curious what past topics were? Looking for a specific recording? You’ll find that here.

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