LVRT Regional Amenities Final Meeting

The LVRT Regional Amenities Scoping Study will have its final public meeting on Wednesday October 11, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. at the Hardwick Town House, located at 127 Church Street, Hardwick. Come share your thoughts about the available access and amenities supporting the LVRT in the NEK communities and your ideas for improving connectivity for all trail users to the town resources in St. Johnsbury, Danville, Cabot, Walden, Greensboro, and Hardwick. The link below will give you more information about this meeting.

Final Meeting Flyer

Flood Debris Tires

Message from the Vermont Emergency Management:

The State of Vermont is sponsoring a flooded tire collection this Saturday at the Granite Museum in Barre. Tire collection hours will be from 8am-4pm. This event is only for flood debris tires. There is no charge and both Municipalities and individuals can drop off tires.

Also, thank you to those that were able to fill out the bridge/culvert/drain survey. If you have not responded please do so we have an accurate idea of what resources are needed. Please respond even if you did not have flood damage.

Survey Link

Free Webinar Presented by Comcast: Learn How Households May Be Eligible for FREE Home Internet

Learn How Households May Be Eligible for FREE Home Internet

Join one of two virtual sessions to learn how populations you work with can get free or reduced home internet by enrolling in the Federal Government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Comcast’s Internet Essentials, a broadband option for eligible households.

Dates & Times:

Wednesday, Sept 13 1:00 pm

Wednesday, Sept 27 1:00 pm

Click here to RSVP for the webinar

River & Stream Debris Information

Please see the attached link below. The State of Vermont needs help in order to proceed with the clean up of the debris from the flood that occurred in July. It is very important that property owners report debris to the Town Manager’s Office 802-472-6120. This will help the State of Vermont and State Emergency Management Program know where there needs attention.

River & Stream Debris

Preliminary Notice of Potential Adverse Effect to a Historic Property

The USDA, Community Facilities (CF) program has received an application for financial assistance from the Town of Hardwick. The proposal consists of the following work located on Daniels Road connecting to South Main Street in Hardwick, VT; complete demolition and removal existing pedestrian walkway structure; the northern and southern abutment need to be replaced; construction of an additional simple truss bridge to be installed in the place of the current existing pedestrian bridge. If implemented, the project will adversely affect a property that is listed or eligible for listing with the National Register of Historic Places. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of this proposed adverse effect and request comments concerning the proposal, alternative sites or actions that would avoid these impacts, and methods that could be used to minimize these impacts.

The entirety of this proposed bridge project takes place inside the Downtown Hardwick Village Historic District. The suspension bridge contributes in the historic district with a district number of #62. Therefore, the bridge is considered a ‘historic site’.  All properties considered contributing to the historic district continue to retain their historic integrity and NR eligibility.

In accordance with 36 CFR Part 800.6, a draft Memorandum of Agreement has been prepared by CF program, Town of Hardwick, and the Vermont State Historic Preservation Office.

The environmental documentation regarding this proposal is available for review at the USDA Rural Development office at 481 Summer Street in St. Johnsbury or 28 Vernon Street in Brattleboro. For questions regarding this proposal contact Alexander T. Gauthier at 802 689 3034.

Any person interested in commenting on this proposal should submit comments to the address above by September 28, 2023.

A general location map of the proposal is shown below.

FEMA Deadline is Approaching

Do you have flood damage?  Register with FEMA before funding goes away!

Sept 12th is the last day to register for assistance with FEMA! 

Visit a Disaster Recovery Center to register in-person.  

Johnson & Cambridge: McClelland Hall (NVU), 131 College Hill Rd 

Monday – Saturday, 8a – 6p

Can’t make it to a Disaster Recovery Center? 

Visit to register online.  

Call 1-800-621-3362 to register over the phone.  

Heating Help- Hardwick Energy Committee

Beginning next Tuesday, August 29, 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. Hardwick Energy Committee is offering weekly outreach for flooded basement furnaces and more.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm every Tuesday

GRACE [The old Firehouse] 59 Mill Street, Hardwick VT.

Email if you have any questions

FEMA, SBA, and USDA Application Assistance in Hardwick

Need help applying for FEMA before the September 12 deadline? Unsure how to file an appeal?
Searching for additional resources to help your household or business recover? Hardwick Area
Neighbor to Neighbor has coordinated a group of trained volunteers to assist with this process
and will be hosting “Open Hours” over the next few weeks for folks to drop in and work through
their questions.

Volunteers with access to computers and printers will be available on a first-come, first-served
basis. They will review other funding sources that may apply to your situation and help you
determine the next steps needed.

You can meet with a volunteer at the Memorial Building/Town Offices (20 Church Street) in
Hardwick during the following times:

Saturdays, August 19, 26 & September 2 & 9 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesdays, August 23, 30 & September 6, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you’re unable to make those times or would prefer to meet in an alternative location, please
contact Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor by calling 802-441-330, emailing, or completing this simple request form to arrange for this
individual support option.

As a reminder, September 12 is the deadline to apply for FEMA and SBA (Small Business
Administration) assistance. Individuals and businesses who have incurred any flood damage
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure access to funding set aside for this

The USDA will also have a staff person present at these Open Hours to help any individual who
qualifies for its Single-Family Housing Repair Grant. Funding up to $40,675 is available for
those with a $45,350 maximum household income for a family of four or a $59,900 maximum
household income up to a family of eight.

Please share this information with anyone who you think might benefit – knowledge is power!

Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor

Call or text: 802-441-3301

(call 2-1-1 for 24/7 support)

Update to the Town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town of Hardwick is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by FEMA every 5 years. Public involvement and opportunity for feedback is an important part of the planning process and draft sections of the plan will be available for review and comment.

In order to effectively update the Town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, we are asking residents to complete this survey.

It takes about 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time!

**Federal Disaster Declaration for Caledonia County**

If you haven’t heard already, Caledonia County was just added to the major disaster declaration. This means residents of Hardwick can now apply for FEMA Individual Assistance. 

FEMA will have a mobile trailer set up at the Hardwick Elementary School. Residents can meet with FEMA at the mobile trailer to apply for assistance and have any questions answered regarding individual assistance.

We will continue to post fact sheets and pertinent information to our website as it becomes available.

Individuals – click here for more information.

Businesses – click here for more information.

Please share this widely with anyone that has been affected by the flood.