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New Remote Worker Grant Program Guidelines


The criteria outlined below will be used to determine eligibility for the New Remote Worker Grant. An eligible applicant is someone who, on or after February 1, 2022:

  • Relocated to Vermont, became a full-time resident; and
  • Is working full time remotely for an out-of-state employer from a home office or coworking space located within VT; and
  • The applicant’s wage equals or exceeds the Vermont livable wage rate as updated 1/15/21 in accordance with 2 V.S.A. §526. Currently, this is $13.39 per/hour; and
  • Incurred qualified relocation expenses; and
  • Is subject to Vermont income tax


Upon successful relocation to Vermont and review of your application, the following qualifying relocation expenses may be reimbursed:  

  • Closing costs for a primary residence or lease deposit and one month rent,  
  • Hiring a moving company,  
  • Renting moving equipment,  
  • Shipping,  
  • The cost of moving supplies 

Incentives are paid out as a reimbursement grant after you have relocated to Vermont. Grants are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If you have additional questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or email