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DISCLAIMER The information contained  online at and herein is subject to the actual grant award documents and the written terms and conditions of the Small Grants Program which may be amended from time to time. The BDC Grant Review Committee also reserves the right to make the final determination of any person’s or organization’s eligibility and/or qualifications for program benefits, and to make allocation of program benefits as it may, in sole discretion deem appropriate.

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Nuts & Bolts Information Session: Prior to submitting this application, you are required to attend an information session. During the Info Session you will learn about the updates to the Downtown Grant program, pre-application requirements, the new grant application and review process, as well as post-award requirements, that have been established by the BDC's Grant Committee and Board of Directors.
Pre-application Interview: Prior to completing this application, you are required to set up a meeting with Burlington Downtown Corporation (BDC) staff to review your project. This will give staff the opportunity to answer any of your questions and to make suggestions that may make your application more successful.
Submittal Requirements: The BDC’s Grant Program is administered on a quarterly basis. Grant applications are due for the 2019-2020 grant cycle no later than 11:59pm on the dates indicated below, in order to be considered for that quarter’s granting cycle:

  • First Quarter: July 15th
  • Second Quarter:  October 15th
  • Third Quarter: January 15th
  • Fourth Quarter: April 15th

This program is intended for speedy projects to building facades. If the BDC’s Grant Committee wishes to grant project funding, it will seek approval from the full BDC Board of Directors. BDC staff will notify you once a decision has been made.

How does the Facade Grant Program work?

Businesses and/or properties located in the Municipal Service District (MSD) of Downtown Burlington may use funds for specified exterior building improvements including lighting, paint, signage or awnings. Businesses must adhere to certain design guidelines and have all the necessary approvals to be eligible.

Facade Grant funds are available for the following improvements:

Removal of false fronts (such as aluminum panels)

  • Repair or replacement of windows, doors, and cornices
  • Repair or replacement of façade materials
  • New signage
  • New awnings
  • Exterior lighting
  • Exterior painting
  • Associated construction costs

Routine maintenance and design costs are NOT eligible for funding by the Facade Grant program.

How  Much Funding Is Available?

The Burlington Downtown Corporation (BDC) will reimburse 50% of approved project costs, up to $2,000. Grant awards are subject to fund availability.


The Burlington Downtown Corporation (BDC) has adopted this application for use by individuals interested in serving on the Burlington Downtown Corporation Board of Directors. To ensure that your application will receive full consideration, please answer all questions completely. 

The BDC's typical board member recruitment cycle begins early spring each calendar year. Occasionally, vacancies may arise on the Board prior to the normal board recruitment season, for that reason, applications to serve on the BDC Board are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Nominating Committee presents its recommendations for vote to the full BDC Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting in June, and new board members begin their term on July 1.

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