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The following is a list of some of the grants the Town of Hartford has received in the current fiscal year.
Governors Highway Safety Grants:
The Hartford Police Department received $ 12,000 DUI, speed and safety belt/child restraint enforcement. The department uses said funds to provide extra patrols on overtime basis to make roads safe.
Community Drug Interdiction Program:
This grant program provides for $9,000 for local drug enforcement efforts in town. These funds are used to combat drugs in our community by deploying officers on the streets.
COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP)
The Town of hartford recieved a three year grant to hire one police officer to replace one of two vacancies that were eliminated due to budget constraints. The Town of Hartford will receive $209,132 over the three year period to hire an entry level police officer. This was a very competitive grant process where only 25 officers were funded for the State of Vermont.
BJA FY09 Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Local Solicitation:
The Town of hartford received a grant award of $33,209 for the purchase of a four wheel drive SUV to support the police patrol fleet. This vehicle will allow patrol officers to respond to calls during severe road and weather conditions.
Homeland Security Grant:
The Hartford Police Department received a $ 45,000 grant to equip all marked patrol cars with computers (Mobile Data Terminals). The computers allow for officers to do all their work from the car rather than from the station. This allows for better community policing with less time at the station.
New England Park Association
This grant in the amount of $600 provides for landscaping the Kilowatt Park entrance
VT Trails Grant
This grant in the amount of $19,750 will be used to fund the trails project at Kilowatt Park
Department of Planning and Development Services Grants FY 08/09
Vermont Park and Ride Grant Program ($59,136): The Town was awarded a grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation to construct a 48 space park and ride facility on the corner of Hartford Avenue and Hewitt Street on Taft’s Flat. Construction is currently underway. Advance Transit will provide a bus shelter to serve passengers accessing the Green Route from the park and ride lot.
Vermont Transportation Enhancements Grant Program ($300,000): The Town was awarded a grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation to design and construct sidewalk and bike lanes on Sykes Mountain Avenue between Ralph Lehman Drive and Butternut Road that will implement a portion of the Sykes Mountain Avenue & US Route 5 Corridor Bicycle & Pedestrian Alignment Analysis, completed in 2004. The design also will enable abutting property owners to complete required sidewalk/bike lane improvements.
Growth Center Planning Grant Program ($40,000): The Town was awarded a grant from the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs to hire a consultant to research and develop the necessary information to submit an application to the State to become a designated Growth Center for the White River Junction, Wilder Village and Hartford Village section of town.
Certified Local Government Grant Program ($9,705): The Town was awarded two grants from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation to hire an architectural historian to conduct a town-wide barn inventory. This project is being completed in conjunction with the State Barn Census Project initiated in 2008.
Certified Local Government Grant Program ($2,700): The Town was awarded a State grant to participate in a nation-wide Heritage tourism website. As more and more people are using the web as the first stop in identifying where they would like to travel, this website will reach out to heritage and cultural travelers globally in a way that does not exist today for Hartford with localized and regional websites.
Municipal Education Grant ($800): The Town was awarded a State grant to design and conduct a training workshop with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns on developing an effective town-wide Capital Improvement Program.
Vtrans Structures Grant ($13,500): for preliminary design evaluation of the Pomfret Road slide.
Vtrans Emergency Repair Grant ($216,489): The Town has submitted a request for this grant and provided 10% local share. Reimbursement may be delayed as this Vtrans fund was depleted when we last checked.
FEMA Stream Bank repairs ($8,773): The Town has received $8,773 to repair stream banks on River Road.
Vtrans Park and Ride grant ($59,136): This is to establish a new park and ride at the corner of Route 5 (Tafts Flat) and Hewitt Street. There is no local share required for this grant.
Vtrans Safe Routes to School grant ($51,900): This grant will go toward a new sidewalk on Depot Street.
Bridge Street Bridge ($240,000): Vtrans has provided an increase for the Bridge Street Bridge engineering phase. This pays 100% of the costs for this project.
VT Hazardous Waste Grant ($4,000): This grant is to help reimburse the Town for our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event.
HLS-Rescue Truck ($300,000): The rescue truck will respond to ropes, confined space, trench, auto accidents, swift water, etc.
HLS-Ropes Training - Labor ($9,740): Ability to respond to high angle rescue, swift water rescue
Grant-Dry Hydrant - Materials/Labor ($1,509): Water supply in a rural area of the community to assist in fire suppression
Grant-Fire Act - Extinguisher propt ($9,118): Equipment to perform fire extinguisher training to the community - we offer this training free to the community
HLS-USAR Training ($1,662): Air fare, meals, lodging - expand the Department/State in understanding USAR capabilities