Economic Recovery Bridge Program

UPDATE (6/15/2022): The Economic Recovery Bridge Program has closed and is no longer accepting new applications.

Assistance for Working Lands Businesses: Coaching and economic recovery bridge grant support for Vermont’s farm, food, and forest products businesses is available. To learn more and apply visit: www.vhcb.org/support-services.


Program Overview:

On April 17, 2021, H.315 was enacted (Act 9). The Act appropriates $10 million of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to ACCD to provide priority funding to businesses that have not received prior State or Federal financial assistance. To the extent that funds remain available, the program is also intended to provide funding to businesses that have suffered a tax loss even after receiving State or Federal aid. The Act requires ACCD to post guidance for the program 10 days after enactment, and that public guidance is available.

Program Resources:

SAMPLE PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT                  HOW TO APPLY VIDEO

Program FAQs

The FAQs are available in the following languages.

Program Guidelines

The program guidelines are available in the following languages.

For support please email: accd.covid19@vermont.gov

Interim Economic Recovery Grant Legislative Report

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