BRATTLEBORO >> The Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund has awarded $400,000 to the Windham Regional Commission to develop a grant program to support renewable energy projects in Windham County.

The program will focus on small-scale projects. Award amounts are proposed to begin in the $10,000 range and go up to $320,000. The WRC will host a public meeting in the Townshend Town Hall, Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. to solicit public feedback on the program proposal. RSVPs are preferred though not required to The proposal may be modified based upon public comments and suggestions. The program is outlined on the WRC website under the Energy tab or at

Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Oct. 5.

The funds for the program are among those within the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund that were earmarked for Windham County in the settlement agreement negotiated between the state and Entergy Vermont Yankee in December 2013. The program will directly benefit Windham County while furthering the goals of the CEDF and the State of Vermont by investing in clean, renewable energy contributing to Vermont's ever-greening energy portfolio.

Grant applications will be accepted beginning Nov. 1, 2016. Those projects that receive grant funding must be developed by May 31, 2017. For questions concerning the program contact Marion Major at or 802-257-4547, ext. 109.