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 Communities

The following resources are available to assist communities and municipalities navigate the financial, operational, and social challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Municipal Assistance

Find resources for municipalities on topics such as continuity of operations, financing, open meeting law, remote meetings, and more.

Community Solutions

Resources are available on the following topics to assist communities and municipalities:

Essential Needs and Services

Find organizations that provide information and/or assistance related to food assistance, housing support, and more.

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Consider how the re-opening process and operational changes might impact compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The health and safety guidance provided by ACCD does not negate any obligations as outlined by the ADA. Refer to A Primer for Small Business for additional information.

Community Development Block Grant CARES Act Funding (CDBG-CV)

The Department of Housing and Community Development is accepting applications from municipalities throughout Vermont for CDBG-CV funding through the Municipal Public Facility and Service Program for activities related to COVID-19. Nearly $1.8 million remains to assist communities and non-profits with grants for public facility and service projects that have an unmet need due to COVID-19. Applications must be submitted by the municipality where the project is located. Funding will be on a first come, first served basis and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Grants range from $5,000 to $200,000. Projects serving 70% low- and moderate-income individuals, as well as projects in an area-wide, low- and moderate-income community, will be prioritized. Contact Nathan Cleveland at nathan.cleveland@vermont.gov for more information.

Resources for the Creative Sector

The Vermont Arts Council is working to enable artists and arts and culture organizations to respond effectively to the COVID-19 outbreak. Find information about special funding opportunities, recovery and response events, and more.

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