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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Reminder and Round Up of Online Flood Recovery Resources

The following is taken from the ACCD Severe Storm Recovery Resource Center (click here) to highlight information and links of use and interest to businesses you can find there.  We encourage you to review and keep up with the site if you are not already familiar with it: Resource Page A full list of […]

Temporary Collection Site Established for Flood-Impacted Hazardous Materials from Businesses

DEC has released guidance on handling flood-impacted hazardous materials. If your business has been impacted by a flood event, damaged recyclables, food waste, and other solid waste can be thrown away in the trash. However, hazardous materials need to be handled as hazardous waste. Businesses and their contractors, cleanup crews, and volunteers are being called […]

Orleans County Joins Caledonia and Orange in Being Added to Disaster Declaration, Becomes Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance 

The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available to Vermonters in Orleans County, in addition to the eight counties first announced on July 20, 2023, and July 26, 2023.  Caledonia and Orange were added Wednesday. Deadlines to file for benefits are based on when counties were […]