Reminder | State Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP) Open to Vermont Businesses

The Department of Economic Development (DED) officially opened the application for the Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP). The $20 million BEGAP grant program is to help Vermont businesses, nonprofits, and landlords that suffered physical damage in the flood that began July 7, 2023. The money is to be used to help businesses reopen their doors, […]

Vermont Department of Labor Awarded Equity Grant to Improve Access for Vermonters and Businesses 

The Vermont Department of Labor has received a $2,283,000 grant from the US Department of Labor to improve equity and access related to the state’s Unemployment Insurance Program. The grant will focus on improving language access for those looking to interact with the Department while also identifying and removing other barriers to the unemployment insurance […]

Reminder | Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund Accepting Applications

Applications are being accepted by the Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund (click here) for grants of up to $2,500 to cover costs such as equipment replacement, operating expenses, supplies, help with clean-up, etc. To apply for funds, Vermonters can complete the application clicking here. If your application is approved, you can expect to receive […]

Trade and Transportation Update | Member Contribution

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer Update on the ongoing ILWU strike New Tentative Labor Deal Reached in Canadian Port Negotiations On Sunday, July 30th, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union of Canada (ILWU) and the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) announced a tentative labor agreement through the assistance of the […]

Reminder | Department of Economic Development Webinar on New Grant Program for Impacted Businesses

On August 2 at 10:00 am, the Department of Economic Development will host a webinar to go over the Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP) eligibility requirements, walk through a sample application, and answer questions. Visit the ACCD event page by clicking here for details on how to join the webinar. Following the webinar, a […]