Legislative Agenda Setting Process

The Alliance’s annual Legislative Agenda is crafted in partnership with early childhood organizations that are advancing policy solutions through the legislative process. 

The Alliance Steering Committee invites proposals by organizations for consideration during the Alliance’s Agenda-setting process. Issues that are selected will make up the 2021 Legislative Agenda. The proposing organization will be established as the “lead” on legislative and advocacy strategy. See below for the process timeline and application scoring system. 

Click below to download the application documents

The Alliance is no longer accepting submissions. The deadline for submissions was Monday, November 16 at 12:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Levin, Alliance Executive Director, at  matt@vecaa.org.

Process Timeline

  • Mid October – application process opens
  • November 16 at 12:00 pm – deadline for applications to be submitted
  • December 2 – Alliance Steering Committee meets to consider applications
  • Early January – Alliance releases outline version of 2021 Legislative Agenda
  • Mid January – Alliance Steering Committee approves final version of 2021 Legislative Agenda
  • Late January – Alliance publishes and distributes the Agenda to legislators and administrators

Application Scoring System

  • Issue/initiative alignment with the Alliance’s mission statement and issue areas – 20 pts.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion – 10 pts.
  • Benefit for Vermont children and families – 20 pts.
  • Background information on policy and legislative process provided – 10 pts.
  • Internal resources available (staff, volunteers, activities, etc.) – 15 pts.
  • Status of legislative consideration of the issue – 10 pts.
  • Collaboration with other organizations, legislators, and/or the Administration – 15 pts.