Planning for a resilient Montpelier
On July 10th the North Branch of the Winooski crested over 20 feet, filling business basements and retail spaces with floodwaters. Over 4,000 volunteers came to town to help businesses clean up and recover, helping restaurants and retail stores to reopen as quickly as they can. The community came together to organize benefit concerts, festivals and other fundraisers to support our downtown and bring back a more resilient Montpelier!
Follow our progress here:
Montpelier Strong helps to coordinate The Montpelier Commission for Recovery and Resilience, a group whose purpose is to serve as a partner for the city and to coordinate the many working groups advancing flood recovery and resilience projects.
- Check out their monthly updates to learn about the Commission's work to date!
Montpelier Alive Grant Round 3 is closed. Stay tuned for other flood recovery grant opportunities.
Visit these links to find information about Montpelier during the recovery and rebuilding period.
- City of Montpelier Flood Disaster Recovery Assistance
- What homeowners and small businesses can do:
- Contribute to Montpelier's recovery - Ways to Give.
- Experience Montpelier's Arts Scene: 'The Renewal Project' brings vibrancy to downtown, while telling our story of the flood. Look for art in buildings and storefronts across town!
- Downtown Bathrooms are located at the Montpelier Police Department at 1 Pitkin Court and Montpelier City Hall at 39 Main Street
- Montpelier Post Office is closed for now, post offices can be found in neighboring towns including Barre, East Montpelier, and Waterbury
From the impacts of climate change to violent threats and more, arts and culture organizations are facing unprecedented challenges. We have gathered resources to help you navigate these challenges. We are always looking for more! Please contact us at [email protected] if you have something to share.