Some Additional Information about Business Grants for Flood Relief, More Coming Next Week

Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) offered additional details today about the upcoming Business Emergency Grant Assistance Program.  The $20 million program will assist businesses and not-for-profit entities that sustained physical damage in the flood reopen and bring their employees back to work. The Department of Economic Development (DED) […]

Scott Administration Announces Initial $20 Million Relief Grant Program for Businesses, Details Coming Next Week

Governor Scott, ACCD, and State Treasurer Pieciak announced multiple initiatives today to provide financial support to businesses and municipalities impacted by the severe flooding. The Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program will be administered by the Department of Economic Development and provide $20 million directly to impacted businesses and not-for-profits who suffered physical damage due to […]

Reminder on Federal Assistance for Businesses Available from SBA

Low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration are available to businesses and residents in Vermont following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to damages from severe storms and flooding that began on July 7. The disaster declaration covers Chittenden, Lamoille, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor counties in Vermont, which are eligible for both […]

Vermont Department of Labor Shares Disaster Unemployment Assistance Resources 

On July 20, the Vermont Department of Labor announced the availability of federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits for Vermonters affected by severe flooding starting July 7. Individuals residing, working, or scheduled to work in Chittenden, Lamoille, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor counties may be eligible for DUA benefits.  All applicants must apply for regular […]

Main Street Flood Recovery Fund Update

The grant application opened this week for the Main Street Flood Recovery Grant program which is a private fundraising effort to provide grants to small businesses in impacted communities. For more information and to apply, visit the Main Street Flood Recovery website (click here).

Governor Scott Signs Third Addition to Emergency Response Order

Berlin, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today signed an addendum to his Emergency Declaration (Executive Order 03-23), providing additional flexibility regarding professional regulation to address community healthcare resources and security in connection with the disaster recovery. For more information, click here to view Addendum 3, Licensee Regulatory Relief.

Deadlines for Upcoming Vermont and Federal Tax Filings Extended for Businesses and Others Impacted by Flooding

The Vermont Department of Taxes will extend Vermont tax deadlines for Vermonters impacted by the severe flooding of July 2023. Taxpayers impacted by flooding and unable to meet Vermont tax deadlines between July 7, 2023, and November 15, 2023, will now have until November 15, 2023, to file and pay taxes. Taxpayers impacted by the […]

Governor Scott Signs Addition to Order Providing Regulatory Relief in Flood Response

Governor Scott today signed an addendum (click here) to his Emergency Declaration Executive Order 03-23 (click here) providing additional temporary regulatory relief to aid Vermont’s response and recovery efforts. In Addendum 2, the Governor is directing: the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to extend license and registration renewals, and temporary registration certificates and […]