State to Increase Flood Assistance Program for Impacted Businesses; SBA Assistance Extended to Addison County

The state is increasing Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP) (click here for related website) awards for most recipients, included retroactive changes. The previous BEGAP formula awarded most grantees 20% of their net uncovered damages (damages less insurance proceeds, donations, or other grants) with a cap of $20,000.  The new rules will allow up to […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor has released data showing the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for August was 1.8%. This reflects no change from the prior month’s revised estimate. The civilian labor force participation rate was 64.0% in August, an increase of one-tenth of one percentage point from the prior month’s revised estimate. While the Vermont […]

DEC Financial Support for Diesel Emissions Reduction Coming This Fall

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will once again be offering incentive funding this fall through the Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Financial Assistance Program.  This funding will be competitively awarded to projects that reduce emissions from diesel-powered vehicles, engines, and nonroad equipment.  Click here for more. Funding will be available for: Replacement of diesel-powered […]

Webinar | How to MAKE Your Company Military Ready

AIV’s national partner and ally, the Manufacturing Institute, is hosting an upcoming webinar that should be of interest to many members: The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America program will be presenting a virtual workshop focused on “How to MAKE Your Company Military Ready.” American Manufacturing has a skills gap, and our military community can help […]

Economic Injury Data Still Needed

Is summer flooding cutting into your bottom line? ACCD needs your help to assess all the damage.  Please click here to take a 10 minute survey on lost revenue and ongoing financial challenges. There is currently no grant program for organizations that exclusively suffered economic damage. The more responses to this survey, however, the better the chances of getting […]

Vermont Department of Labor Reminds Vermonters of the September 29, 2023, Disaster Unemployment Assistance Application Deadline

The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) is reminding Vermonters impacted by the July 2023 flood that the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits application deadline is September 29, 2023, for those living or working in eligible counties. The Biden Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) declared Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, […]

2023 Worksite Wellness Awards and Conference

The 2023 Worksite Wellness conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Burlington on October 24, 2023. Please contact Stephanie Bergen for more information: Click here to learn more about the theme, agenda, topics and speakers, and opportunities for sponsorship and exhibiting.

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 […]