COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to our downtown. Montpelier Development Corporation (MDC) firmly believes that our downtown can make it through this. That is why MDC, in partnership with the Montpelier Foundation and area donors, launched the Montpelier Economic Need and Distress (MEND) Program.


All MEND grants have now been distributed. Thank you to our generous donors! 



When will I receive funding?

All funds were distributed on July 1, 2020.

How do I apply?

The application period is currently closed.​

Who created the MEND Fund?

The MEND Fund is the result of the generosity of our founding donors, Vermont Mutual, Union Mutual, National Life Group, Northfield Savings Banks and Noyle W. Johnson. Since its creation, many community members have also contributed to the fund.

Is my business located in the Designated Downtown?

Please refer to the map below. The Designated Downtown is highlighted in yellow.

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