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The Barre Community Relief Fund (BCRF) 2024 Relief Grant Program seeks to provide financial support to individual households in Barre City and Barre Town impacted by the July 2023 flooding event and/or other economic challenges. Below are details and answers to frequently asked questions regarding this new, revised opportunity.


Who can apply? Individual Households located in Barre City or Barre Town impacted by the July floods or additional economic challenges can apply. Only one application per household will be accepted.


Deadline: Applications are due January 30th, 2024.


Decisions: Will be made as soon as possible within 30 days and applications will be evaluated in the order in which they are received.


Grant size: Households may apply for up to $1,500 per award. Applicant households may apply once each quarter. Previous BCRF awards and other forms of support will be considered in evaluating subsequent applications, with preference given to first time applicants.


Is there a match requirement (cash or in-kind)? No, though BCRF strongly urges applicants to apply for additional forms of financial assistance and support that are available to Barre residents, including but not limited to FEMA Individual Assistance, SBA loans, and more. Please call 211 for more information about these and other opportunities.


Who is eligible? Residents of Barre City and Barre Town with a physical address in either community, or those seeking remediation for a Barre property and intending to reside in either community are eligible to apply for relief funding.


What we fund: There are no restrictions on the use of funding, though applicants will be asked to

share details of their household’s financial situation, other forms of assistance solicited and received, and recovery plan when completing an application.


Can funds be used as part of a larger expense or purchase? Yes, though please explain how awarded funds will be used as part of a larger expense or purchase in the application narrative.


How will my application be evaluated? Applications for funding will be evaluated by a team of volunteers who reside in or have connection to the greater Barre community. Many of these persons were impacted by the July 2023 flooding event. Applications will be scored according to a rubric found on the Barre Community Relief Fund’s website.


Are there any reporting requirements? There are no formal reporting requirements or any associated reporting form, though the Barre Community Relief Fund encourages the submission of a brief update (it can be as short as a few sentences) detailing how the funds were used, what challenges you’ve encountered, or any other pertinent details. Please email updates to When providing an update, the submission of photos and stories detailing how the grant has benefited your household is encouraged.


How to submit your application: Complete the application either online at or download and complete an application form and email it to or mail a completed application to the address below:

Barre Community Relief Fund

PO Box 265

Barre, VT 05641

Multiple individuals submitting applications on behalf of the same individual household or residence will be considered and evaluated as a single applicant.

If you have questions about the Barre Community Relief Fund’s 2024 Relief Grant Program, please email us at:

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