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Montpelier Alive Grant


Montpelier Alive, the downtown community association for the City of Montpelier,  invites proposals from individuals and entities for grants specified in this request. These grants will be awarded and administered under the direction of the Montpelier Alive board of directors.

A total of $7,000 is available with a maximum award of $4,000 for any single grant. Funding will be granted to individuals and/or entities for development and implementation of a program, festival or event that promotes and enhances the vibrancy of downtown Montpelier. Funding may also be granted for an art installation or other physical enhancement to the streetscape of downtown Montpelier.

The full application can be obtained through Montpelier Alive.

Applications shall be submitted (in hard copy or by email) by on or before April 1, 5 p.m. to:

Montpelier Alive

c/o Ashley Witzenberger, Executive Director

39 Main Street

Montpelier, VT 05602



Decisions will be communicated to applicants on or before April 15, 2016 and grant funds will be made available to awardees on or aboutApril 30.

Funding for these grants is comprised of partial revenue from the Montpelier Downtown Improvement District (“DID”), a special assessment district within the City of Montpelier. A successful grant application will therefore meet the goals and objectives of the DID, which are as follows:

  • To capitalize on the charm of our downtown by improving the downtown streetscape and make it attractive to residents, visitors and shoppers
  • To increase the marketing of downtown Montpelier to both tourists and Central Vermont residents
  • To equitably appropriate funds to enhance the downtown streetscape and market Montpelier as a unique destination for tourism and business
  • To promote a climate which will strengthen our existing businesses while attracting new business to the city
  • To create a long range vision for the beautification and marketing of Montpelier Historic Downtown

Eligible Applicant: Individual or entity with demonstrable evidence to prove that they can accomplish their stated proposal. Priority will be given to: grant applications that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Maximize and then sustain a high quality streetscape program within the Downtown Improvement District
  • Capitalize on the other community events and programs to best leverage the use of these funds
  • Maximize the diversity of events, businesses, and aesthetics of downtown Montpelier