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 […]

Reminder: Intro to Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) Webinar

December 7 10:00 am to 11:00 am Registration Deadline: December 7, 9:00 am (space limited) Point of Contact: Leonarda.Stewart@vermont.gov (802) 828-5237 The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) is a government-funded program assisting Vermont small businesses who want to sell their goods or services to the government, whether it is federal, state or local. Their procurement […]

Working Lands Supply Chain Impact Grant Applications due December 6

This year, due to limited funds, the Working Lands Enterprise Grants will solely support Supply Chain Impact grant projects. Grant descriptions must demonstrate how the project will positively impact multiple businesses or have supply chain impacts. Grant awards are $25,000-$50,000 and first round applications are due December 6. Click here for more.

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).

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 […]

Upcoming VT Procurement Technical Assistance Center Webinars

Whether your business is new to government contracting or is a seasoned vendor, VT PTAC is offering a series of webinars over the next month featuring workshops and insights to help all businesses find pathways to government contracts. Visit the VT PTAC events page for a full listing of the upcoming webinars (click here).

Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont

Governor Scott and the Department of Labor today marked the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont with a virtual proclamation signing (click here). Administered by the Department of Labor, the Vermont Registered Apprenticeship Program brings together businesses, job seekers, students and educators to develop apprenticeship opportunities to upskill the labor force to meet the […]

Vermont Receives $300,000 for Small Business Exporting

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. […]

Veteran SmallBiz Webinar

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office and the Veteran Business Outreach Center are hosting a free small business webinar for Veterans and service-related members at 1:30 pm on November 2. Webinar topics include: Risks and rewards of self-employment Business plan basics Financing a small business Classes (Boots to Business and Start Your Own Business […]