SoVermont CEDS Project Update Form
Please answer the below questions in relation to your project.

You should only be filling out this form if you have previously submitted your project in (2019- 2022) to the CEDS Project Submission process. You can find a list of all projects submitted during the 2019/2021 timeframe at the bottom of the following page:

If you submitted in late 2021 for the 2022 CEDS, and have updates to your project since then, you can go ahead and use this form for any updates. You should have been sent a copy of your project for review, but reach out if you need it (

Projects will be prioritized and ranked based on how each project advances the CEDS objectives, as well as: readiness to begin, partners, and investments made.

Prior to submitting your project, please review the 2019 CEDS Action Matrix Document,

As a reminder, your project will be reviewed and ranked on how it advances the CEDS objectives. These objectives are included in the matrix.

For questions please contact Meg Staloff at the BDCC,

    Public and Non-Profit Sector: These projects are carried out by or substantially under the direction of our region's municipalities and organizations that advance collective, public, or social benefit. Local buy-in is a key component for rural economic development in New England, and this category exists to celebrate those investments. Please note: some non-profits will have projects that are a better fit for the "private sector" category, and those organizations should feel free to classify their project as they wish.

    Workforce Development and Education: These projects address the pipeline issues that help our employers draw on local talent to fill essential, meaningful positions. Projects will target one or more sections of our demographics and industries: youth, young adults, English language learners, new Vermonters, former offenders, single parents, mid-career transitions, and many others.

    Private Sector: These projects are initiatives of Southern Vermont's business community, from major employers to sole proprietors. Most projects in this category relate to capital expenditures for investments in space, equipment, or expanded operations, and projects undertaken in partnership with state, regional, or local resources are most welcome.

    Infrastructure and Transportation: These projects focus on the many forms of connectivity that are essential to our region: public transit, access and circulation, multimodal transportation, water, wastewater, internet, accessibility, and more. An intentionally broad category, projects here will strengthen, develop, or expand the systems that sustain existing patterns and enable positive growth consistent with our local and regional plans.

    Stage 1: Exploratory – you are exploring an idea or initiative on your own or with a group of key allies and project partners. You keep hearing “somebody oughta” and you and your team have decided to become those somebodies. Projects in this stage are often focused on feasibility.

    Stage 2: Preliminary – you have determined a project’s scope and goals, and the people involved are committed. The initiative is not yet operational, so projects in this stage are focused on gathering support and marshaling resources.

    Stage 3: Implementation – you are ready to start the outward-facing work, or have recently begun. Projects in this phase have defined roles and responsibilities, and are primarily focused on uptake of services or development of resources.

    Stage 4: Operational maintenance – projects in this phase are meant to deepen or extend a program’s services or offerings.
  • If you submitted a project to the 2014 Windham Region CEDS (2014-2018 project submissions) or have not ever submitted a project, then you need to be using a New Project Submission Form, which you can find here:
  • Examples of supporting documents include, business plan, feasibility study, marketing plan etc. (Maximum of 3 uploads)
  • Examples of supporting documents include, business plan, feasibility study, marketing plan etc. (Maximum of 3 uploads)
  • Examples of supporting documents include, business plan, feasibility study, marketing plan etc. (Maximum of 3 uploads)