Improving community
life one project at a time!

In 2021 NCIC received $115,000 in service contracts.
$2,000,000 in grant funds secured to support projects throughout our region.
Pipeline of $10,000,000 in project applications already planned for 2022.

Community Development

Bringing Together the Partners, Money, and Professional Expertise to Build Stronger Communities

Here to help secure funds.

Small nonprofits and rural towns often have to look to grant funds to support projects that create jobs, that create opportunities, and improve the quality of life for the individuals and families who live there.

Grant Writing, Project Development and Management

Grant funds require significant planning and preparation work ahead of the actual application submission. First, the idea needs to be born, the scope of work fleshed out, budgets and timelines developed, and match funds identified. From there, funding opportunities need to be identified. Once a funding source is discovered, organizational documents must be collected.

Here to guide.

NCIC has years of experience in helping communities and nonprofits plan for projects, secure the funding needed to make the projects happen, and the expertise to implement the project according to funder rules and regulations.

NCIC staff are experts in each of these areas and our expertise ensures that projects are completed successfully in the eyes of both the community and the funders. These skills are easily transferred across project focus areas such as:

  • Assisting a local food organization to purchase new freezers
  • Helping a community expand broadband service
  • Aiding an industrial park to upgrade water and sewer infrastructure
  • Assisting a nonprofit in constructing a new recreational trail
  • And more

We are committed to bringing in and partnering with other resources like professional consultants, state/federal/private grant funders, Regional Planning Commissions/Development Corporations, banks, Selectboards, and more, to achieve the success you envision for your project.

How can I help?

Katelyn Robinson

Katelyn Robinson

Director of Economic Development

Identifies, Writes, and Manages Grants

Office: (802) 748-5101 ext. 2027


Artist rendering of Weeks Medical Center

Weeks Medical Center

Reducing our carbon footprint!
NCIC assisted the hospital with grant writing and management of a $180,010 USDA Distance Learning and Tele-medicine grant and a $250,000 Northern Border Regional Commission Grant.

Aerial view of downtown Littleton, NH

Town of Littleton, New Hampshire

Creative solutions to draw people into the community!
NCIC assisted the Town in applying for and managing a $12,000 Community Development Block Grant which was used to hire a professional architectural firm to complete a programming analysis and preliminary engineering plans for the Cultural Arts Center. NCIC assisted with the grant writing and management of a $5,000 Eversource Grant, a $23,230 USDA Community Facilities Grant and a $20,000 Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund grant to support upgraded sound and lighting systems.

NCIC’s expertise and talents are critical to the success of Newport City’s transformation to an attractive and exciting outdoor destination. NCIC professionals have real experience in managing large projects and organizations so they understand multidimensional complexities, which makes working with them super easy. They are our ‘go to’ for technical assistance, grant writing, strategic thinking, and implementation as a direct result of their professionalism and reliability. I actively seek out opportunities to work with NCIC because the quality of their work is exceptional.

Newport, Vermont

As a government administrator, I often struggle to balance high demands created by limited availability of funding and resources with proactive planning and implementation measures of community and economic development, infrastructure preservation and general public services (water, waste water, roads, public safety, recreation, energy, parking, long term care, incarcerated populations, buildings and grounds etc.). NCIC has been a vital partner not only in alternative resource acquisition, but also project management. Their work helps take government projects from vision to discussion to enaction. Simply put, they help us do a lot with a little.

Former Littleton Town Manager and Grafton County Administrator