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Resources for Business

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Resources for Individuals

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Resources for Communities

Resources for Individuals

We recognize that many are facing social and financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following resources are available to assist individuals.

Essential Needs and Services

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

Cross State Travel Information

For Visitors to Vermont
For Returning Vermont Residents

Support Resources Available

COVID Support VT provides resources–including what to do to cope and how to find support–to help individuals address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unemployment Information

Upcoming #Hiring2DayVT Virtual Job Fairs

The Vermont Department of Labor has announced a series of Virtual Job Fair events. The series will highlight local employers and will include a Q&A about local career opportunities. Register to attend any of these upcoming events:

  • August 6th at 11:00am: Burlington, St. Albans, and others in northwestern Vermont
  • August 13th at 11:00am: Brattleboro, Springfield, and others in southeastern Vermont
  • August 20th at 11:00am: Montpelier, Morrisville, White River Junction, and others in central Vermont

Sole Proprietor Grants Application Now Open

An economic relief grant program has been announced which will provide grants of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 to qualifying sole proprietors through a lottery draw. The program is funded through $1.5 million from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG Program, and passed through the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. The application window opened Monday, July 20, 2020 and grants will be awarded through a lottery system on August 14, 2020.

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) and Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) will be administering funds. Details including the program breakdown, full eligibility requirements, application materials and timelines, as well as technical assistance and FAQs, can be found on the program portal.

September 8 to be Official School Start Date

Governor Phil Scott announced he will sign an executive order calling for a universal school start date of September 8, 2020, which will give schools more time to test and fine-tune plans for the start of the academic year. State, school and health officials said the data still supports in-person learning that can be done in a safe and measured way.

Vermonters Urged to Complete Census

Only about 50% of Vermonters have completed the Census form. Governor Scott is urging residents to fill out the Census to provide an accurate population count, which is critical to making sure Vermont receives the right amount of federal funding. The Census form takes only about 5 minutes to fill out. Vermonters can find the form online at 2020census.gov or by phone at 844-330-2020.

Enjoying the Outdoors

DMV Restart Plan

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced that Vermonters can take the learner’s permit test online. In addition, the DMV has resumed drivers’ exams. The Montpelier, South Burlington, and Rutland branch offices have also reopened to administer exams by appointment only.

Dental Insurance Relief for Vermonters

The Department of Financial Regulation has announced the approval of a premium relief plan submitted by Northeast Delta Dental, for $2.89 million in premium relief that will be provided to approximately 70,000 Vermonters after the suspension of most dental services due to COVID-19.

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