Zone CEDS New Project Submission Form
Please answer the below questions in relation to your project.

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, www.SoVermontZone.com/ceds

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, Sarah Lang at the BDCC, slang@brattleborodevelopment.com
  • Stage Definitions:

    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: Program 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.
  • How does your project meet the region's CEDS objectives? Please check as many boxes that apply to your project.
  • Attract and Retain Young People Attract and Retain Workforce Attract and retain a more diverse population Other (My project addresses the objective but does not fall under a strategy listed) N/A
    CEDS Objective #1:Increase Our Population
  • Expand broadband and cell infra-structure Enhance trans-portation infra-structure Increase amount and variety of housing options for all incomes Address water and wastewater issues throughout the region Support vital downtown and village centers Other (My project addresses the objective but does not fall under a strategy listed) N/A
    CEDS Objective #2: Improve our Physical Infrastructure
  • Expand and support recreation and cultural opportunities Expand accessible child and elderly care options Increase civic engagement Other (My project addresses the objective but does not fall under a strategy listed) N/A
    CEDS Objective #3: Enhance Our Social Infrastructure
  • Establish a regional system to increase training, education, and readiness of the workforce Strengthen the SoVermont entrep-reneurial and innovation ecosystem Enhance business retention /expansion and attraction efforts Increase support services and resources for all businesses and sectors Define emerging clusters in high wage, high growth job sectors Other (My project addresses the objective but does not fall under a strategy listed) N/A
    CEDS Objective #4: Expand our Business Infrastructure
  • Enhance CEDS implementation ability Develop a communications plan to increase awareness and support of economic development initiatives Continue to act regionally Other (My project addresses the objective but does not fall under a strategy listed) N/A
    CEDS Objective #5: Develop our Economic Development Capacity
  • 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)