On June 14, 2021, Governor Scott removed all State COVID-19 restrictions and the State of Emergency expired on June 15, 2021. For more information, current considerations, and operational recommendations, please visit Vermont.gov/Vermont-Forward.

Resources for Business

The Economic Recovery Bridge Program Application Portal is available.

Business Operations

Businesses, organizations and municipalities must alter the way they do business during the State of Emergency. Please review the business operations guidance about what steps businesses and organizations must follow when operating during the pandemic.

Vermont Forward Plan

The Vermont Forward reopening plan provides a framework for a phased return to unrestricted travel, business operations, and event gatherings.

Financial Assistance

Businesses can consider the following options for financial assistance as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Find program information and grant guidelines about the recently-announced Economic Recovery Bridge Grants from ACCD.
  • The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)┬áprovides cash-flow assistance through loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently offering First Draw PPP loans (for first-time program participants) and Second Draw PPP loans (for certain businesses that have previously received a PPP loan).
  • An Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides assistance to small businesses and nonprofits that are experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.
  • The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, including live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, museum operators, motion picture theater operators, and talent representatives.
  • Contact your lender and regional business assistance providers for alternative loan products and funding sources as well as access to free technical assistance for help navigating options currently available including:

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