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2021 SVEP Project Development Series

SVEP 2.0 helps organizations turn great ideas into effective projects, with sustainable funding, successful implementation and management through its 2021 SVEP Project Development Series. Topics include project stewardship, financial management for projects, procurement management and grant writing.

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.

Upcoming SVEP Events
4th Annual Southern Vermont Economy Summit: RECONNECT

4th Annual Southern Vermont Economy Summit: RECONNECT

Join us for the Fourth Annual Southern Vermont Economic Summit - a three-day virtual event, May 12-14, 2021. It’s time…

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SVEP: Financial Management for Projects

SVEP: Financial Management for Projects

Part 1: An introduction to budgeting and budget management, June 24th, 2:30-4:30 pm Part 2: Capital Budgets , Project Budgeting using…

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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

Summit Keynote Speaker, Majora Carter, Joins Andrew Yang to Discuss Community Resiliency and Urban Planning

“Our cities are facing unprecedented challenges, and new perspectives are needed to solve them. The…

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Rockingham Looks to “Incremental Development” for Neighborhood Revitalization, BDCC Supports Rockingham’s Work with Local Development Experts

Rockingham, VT – Restoring downtown buildings was identified as a top priority during last year’s Rockingham…

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Reconnect: Summit Registration Opens for Virtual Experience May 12th-14th

Southern Vermont- Registration is now open for the Fourth Annual Southern Vermont Economy Summit at www.sovermontzone.com/summit . This three-day virtual…

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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.

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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