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Vermont Barn Painting Project

Barn Painting  Barn Painting

February 1, 2024 | Montpelier, VT - The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM), in partnership with the A. Pizzagalli Family Farm Fund, is proud to announce the opening of the Vermont Barn Painting Project to new applicants for the 2024 painting season.  The Vermont Barn Painting Project has been revised as a micro-grant opportunity funded through the A. Pizzagalli Family Farm Fund, reimbursing active farm owners for barn painting projects that they undertake themselves, up to $8000.  Despite the difficult weather, the 2023 painting season was successful as a trial run of this model, with four barns painted. 

The project application portal was opened on February 1 and closed as of April 1, 2024.  Thank you for your interest.  Please check back in 2025.


The Vermont Barn Paining Project has been part of the Vermont landscape for years, with Angelo Pizzagalli and the A. Pizzagalli Family Farm Fund leading the effort to restore barns to their former glory, through minor repairs and a fresh coat of paint.  Mr. Pizzagalli recognized that many of our generational farm families who care for these historic barns may not be able to keep up with the care these large structures often need.  In collaboration with a number of different entities since 2010, many barns have been refreshed and brightened by these efforts.  Now, the program has evolved into the current microgrant format.  Along with the Barn Painting Program, the Pizzagalli Family also supports other agricultural grants important to Vermont farmers.

See the 2023 A. Pizzagalli Family Farm Fund impacts here