Since your project is located in Caledonia, Essex or Orleans County, it is a requirement that all pre-applications originating from these counties complete a Benchmark form and be assigned a Benchmark number. This is administered by Northeastern VT Development Association (NVDA). Please click on the link below for the New Project Information form. Please complete the form and return it to USDA. It must also be sent to NVDA as per the instructions on the form.
New Project Information Form (click to view/download).