Reminder and Round Up of Online Flood Recovery Resources

The following is taken from the ACCD Severe Storm Recovery Resource Center (click here) to highlight information and links of use and interest to businesses you can find there.  We encourage you to review and keep up with the site if you are not already familiar with it: Resource Page A full list of […]

Temporary Collection Site Established for Flood-Impacted Hazardous Materials from Businesses

DEC has released guidance on handling flood-impacted hazardous materials. If your business has been impacted by a flood event, damaged recyclables, food waste, and other solid waste can be thrown away in the trash. However, hazardous materials need to be handled as hazardous waste. Businesses and their contractors, cleanup crews, and volunteers are being called […]

Orleans County Joins Caledonia and Orange in Being Added to Disaster Declaration, Becomes Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance 

The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available to Vermonters in Orleans County, in addition to the eight counties first announced on July 20, 2023, and July 26, 2023.  Caledonia and Orange were added Wednesday. Deadlines to file for benefits are based on when counties were […]

Some Additional Information about Business Grants for Flood Relief, More Coming Next Week

Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) offered additional details today about the upcoming Business Emergency Grant Assistance Program.  The $20 million program will assist businesses and not-for-profit entities that sustained physical damage in the flood reopen and bring their employees back to work. The Department of Economic Development (DED) […]

Scott Administration Announces Initial $20 Million Relief Grant Program for Businesses, Details Coming Next Week

Governor Scott, ACCD, and State Treasurer Pieciak announced multiple initiatives today to provide financial support to businesses and municipalities impacted by the severe flooding. The Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program will be administered by the Department of Economic Development and provide $20 million directly to impacted businesses and not-for-profits who suffered physical damage due to […]

Reminder on Federal Assistance for Businesses Available from SBA

Low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration are available to businesses and residents in Vermont following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to damages from severe storms and flooding that began on July 7. The disaster declaration covers Chittenden, Lamoille, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor counties in Vermont, which are eligible for both […]

Vermont Department of Labor Shares Disaster Unemployment Assistance Resources 

On July 20, the Vermont Department of Labor announced the availability of federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits for Vermonters affected by severe flooding starting July 7. Individuals residing, working, or scheduled to work in Chittenden, Lamoille, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor counties may be eligible for DUA benefits.  All applicants must apply for regular […]

Main Street Flood Recovery Fund Update

The grant application opened this week for the Main Street Flood Recovery Grant program which is a private fundraising effort to provide grants to small businesses in impacted communities. For more information and to apply, visit the Main Street Flood Recovery website (click here).