An economic relief grant program is available to provide grants of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 to qualifying sole proprietors through a lottery draw – it is not first come, first serve. The program is funded through $1.5 million from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG Program, and passed through ACCD. The application window opens today, July 20, and grants will be awarded through a lottery system on August 14.
The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) and the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) will be administering funds. Full details can be found on the program portal (click here), including the program breakdown, eligibility requirements, application materials and timelines, as well as technical assistance and FAQs.