Tax Incentives/ Grants

The Downtown Program works throughout the state to bring resources (tax credits and grants) and 

training and technical services to help affiliated or "designated" downtown organizations preserve

and revitalize historic downtowns and create strong communities. 







From the basics of the Main Street Approach® to advanced downtown development strategies, the downtown program in Vermont offers educational and specialized on site services to support the network of designated downtowns. The program also organizes workshops and quarterly network meetings and assists in the coordination of the annual Historic Preservation and Downtown Conference.  Click the links below to learn more.

VT Downtown Designation Program Information

Benefits of Downtown Designation

Downtown and Village Center Tax Credits FAQ


Downtown and Village Center Tax Credits 2018 Application

Sales Tax Reallocation Application 

The Town of Wilmington also has a Revolving Loan Program available to assist merchants who want to expand their businesses. Take advantage of this program if you need capital.

RLF here for town


RLF application