ACCD has received a $300,000 exporting grant to assist small businesses in the state. The grant is awarded through the Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program, a federal-state partnership initiative to increase the number of small businesses exporting their products. Since STEP was established in 2010, Vermont has received a STEP grant each year. […]
ACCD and the Department of Taxes will administer a new round of grants for businesses: Expanded Economic Recovery Grants (click here). The Department of Taxes application is open now through the myVTax portal (click here) until midnight on October 30. ACCD will be opening their application in the next week and the window to submit […]
ACCD has posted updated guidance for traveling to Vermont (click here) and essential travel (click here), as well as a clarification on which employees should complete health surveys (click here). Review the ACCD Work Safe memo for all current guidance in place. Click here.
Not surprisingly, the health of the Unemployment Trust Fund and the taxes on employers required to maintain it are shaping up to be significant issues for Vermont employers going into 2021. Unfortunately, the end of the recent legislative session shows that dealing with these issues will be challenging. AIV will be leading efforts to address […]
Free technical assistance is now available through the Small Business Recovery Technical Assistance Program with support in a variety of areas being provided by the state’s 12 regional development corporations and other partners. Click here for more.
ACCD guidance had previously stated that all businesses receiving a Vermont Emergency Economic Recovery Grant must spend the grant money by December 30, 2020. They have now been able to clarify that such businesses do not need to have fully expended these grant funds by December 30, 2020. If businesses need and are able to, […]
Governor Scott and ACCD recently announced new resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Free technical assistance is now available through the Small Business Recovery Technical Assistance Program with support in a variety of areas being provided by the state’s 12 regional development corporations and other intermediaries. Companies are encouraged to review the assistance that […]
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.
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.
The Department of Health has updated information regarding COVID-19 testing in the workplace. The Department of Health does not recommend requiring asymptomatic employees to test for COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative test prior to returning to work, unless that person is looking to end their quarantine period early. Visit the Department of Health’s […]