The Downtown Transportation Fund is a financing tool which assists municipalities in paying for transportation-related capital improvements within or serving a Designated Downtown and eligible Designated Village Centers. Investment in the infrastructure of public spaces stimulates private investment and creates a sense of identity and pride in Downtowns and Village Centers across Vermont. Since its inception in 1999, the program has invested over $14 million to support 158 projects in 35 different communities leveraging over $56 million in additional funding.
Application and Guidelines
We are currently accepting applications for 2024.
- 2024 Downtown Transportation Fund Guidelines and Application
Application Deadline: February 19, 2024, 5:00 pm.
Please note that the application includes a review by Historic Preservation, which must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the application deadline. See the guidelines for details.
2023 Downtown Transportation Fund Awardees
In 2023, over $1.1 million was awarded to 7 Designated Downtowns and Village Centers. Projects include a pocket park, a pedestrian bridge, sidewalk and pedestrian enhancements, and accessibility improvements. A full list of 2023 project summaries is available here.
Learn more about how Downtown Transportation Fund investments can transform your downtown at our blog post.
- Downtown Transportation Fund Annual Report
- 2023 Downtown Transportation Fund Project Summaries
- History of Downtown Transportation Fund Projects
For more information about the Downtown Transportation Fund please contact Gary Holloway.