Catch Up on Recent Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at the Manufacturing Leadership Council has been holding a series of webinars “What’s Next for Manufacturing”, featuring frontline stories and expert perspectives about the COVID-19 crisis.  Now recordings of all meetings can be found clicking here.

Federal Funding for Increased Unemployment through Lost Wages Assistance Program

Governor Scott has announced that the state has applied for, and received, an initial grant award of $35.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Other Needs Assistance, or Lost Wage Assistance (LWA), program. The LWA program provides an additional $300 per week to eligible individuals filing for unemployment insurance. The first […]

Economic Development and Business Support Proposal Announced

Governor Scott has announced a proposal for an additional $133 million in economic relief and recovery initiatives, using funds from the $1.25 billion the state received from the federal CARES Act. Funding would support expanded economic recovery grants, targeted relief to tourism and hospitality industries, $150 worth of ‘Buy Local’ incentives for every Vermont household, […]

Travel Quarantine FAQs

As mitigation efforts continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Cross State Travel Map (click here) is updated weekly to allow for quarantine free travel from counties with a similar case load to Vermont.  ACCD has fielded many questions about the map and quarantine rules that are in effect and compiled them in a […]

Survey for Farm and Food Businesses

The University of Vermont, along with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, are conducting a research survey of farm and food businesses to better understand their experiences with COVID-19 and future resource and technical assistance needs.  The survey is approximately 20 minutes in length, confidential, and can help inform future funding priorities with […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from USDOL and OSHA

Checklist: OSHA-FDA checklist for human and animal food manufacturers to consider when continuing, resuming or reevaluating operations due to the coronavirus.  Click here. Alert: OSHA alert to help keep food truck workers safe during the pandemic.  Click here. Rule: A new final rule will go into effect on September 21 that makes it easier for […]

State Grants Available for Diesel Conversion/Alternatives

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has developed the Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants program, which provides technical assistance and incentive funding for projects that reduce emissions from diesel powered vehicles, engines and equipment. DEC has posted a Request for Proposals and is now accepting applications for this grant opportunity. The application deadline is September […]

Upcoming Webinar

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM are offering the following webinar: COVID-19’s Impact on Manufacturing, August Update webinar featuring NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray and industry executives. August 25 at 1:00 pm.  Click here.  

Vermont Labor Market

The Department of Labor has released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering July 2020. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for July was 8.3%. This reflects a decrease of one and two-tenths percentage points from the prior month’s revised estimate of 9.5%. The Vermont seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased […]

Updated 2020 Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) Available

Free hard copies of the updated 2020 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) Codebook are available. Contact the Energy Code Assistance Center on 1-855-887-0673 or e-mail for copies. Electronic copies of the commercial code are also available for purchase through the International Code Council (ICC) website (click here). There is also a free viewable […]