Legislation Extending Presumption of Workers’ Compensation Coverage for COVID-19 Moving Forward

S.9, which would extend presumptions for workers’ compensation coverage for cases of COVID-19 under certain circumstances, passed the Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee earlier this week and was rushed to final passage by the full Senate today (click here for the bill as approved by the Committee).  The bill will move to […]

This Week in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

Economic Recovery Grant Update

Today, the Joint Fiscal Committee approved an additional $11.5 million to be allocated to the last round of Economic Recovery Grants being processed between ACCD and the Department of Taxes. With this new funding, grant amounts are still being calculated based on the final number of approved applications. Grant checks are expected to go out […]

RECAP | Upcoming Webinars and Events, Recent Recordings

Wednesdays | Pandemic Information & Webinar Series for Vermont Businesses December 3 | Food Insecurity and Social Needs Among Employees; How Employers can Help December 7 | Introduction to Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center December 9 | Freight 2020: A Year in Review December 15 | SBA Webinar on Exporting Grants Recorded | Webinar on Vaccines […]

Weekly Pandemic Information & Webinar Series for Vermont Businesses

Join the Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development for a weekly webinar series focused on health and commerce pandemic updates for the business community. Decision makers from the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Vermont Department of Public Safety will […]

New FAQs on Vermont Emergency Economic Recovery Grants

ACCD has posted a new series of FAQs for the Expanded Economic Recovery Grant Program including additional information about how the grants will be allocated based on NAICS codes. The FAQs are now posted to the Expanded Economic Recovery Grant Program page (click here).

Administration Announces New State Guidance and Requirements to Address Increase in COVID-19 Cases

To slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases and hospitalizations rise in Vermont and throughout the nation, Governor Scott has implemented several temporary limitations on social gatherings and business operations.  Click here for the executive order addendum. This news follows daily case counts of 72 reported on Wednesday, 109 reported on Thursday and 84 on […]

Mandatory Quarantine for Non-Essential Cross State Travel

The Administration has announced that the cross-state travel map is being temporarily suspended effective immediately (click here).  A 14-day quarantine (or 7 days followed by a negative COVID-19 test) is now required following any non-essential out-of-state travel by Vermonters and for all travelers entering Vermont from another state. NOTE:  Essential travel includes travel to attend […]

E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Grants Still Available

The Vermont Community Action Partnership and the Micro Business Development Program have come together to establish the Economic Micro Business Recovery Assistance for the COVID-19 Epidemic (E.M.B.R.A.C.E.) direct grant program to support the smallest Vermont micro businesses owned by an individual with a “household” income at or under 80% of state median “household” income. Grant […]