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.

Restart Vermont Regional Marketing and Stimulus Grant Program

The Restart Vermont Regional Marketing and Stimulus Grant Program application is closed. A list of awardees is available.

The Restart Vermont Regional Marketing and Stimulus Grant Program was funded through an allocation of the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide grants to organizations for efforts and activities related to economic recovery, consumer stimulus, marketing, or tourism related projects to support businesses that have suffered economic harm due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The grants were intended to enable local, regional, or statewide organizations implement campaigns and initiatives that will increase consumer spending, support local businesses, and advance community recovery efforts.

How It Worked

The Restart Vermont Regional Marketing and Stimulus Grant Program was launched on August 19, 2020. Eligible applicants included downtown organizations, chambers of commerce, regional development corporations, local and municipal economic/community development departments and committees, statewide business organizations, or other similar groups. Eligible uses of grant monies included development of programs or initiatives designed to increase consumer spending, through local stimulus programs, advertising, promotion, publicity, events, and other activities or initiatives specifically designed to support local businesses. Grant awards were capped at $10,000 per applicant and no match was required.

  • Read the program FAQs.
  • Read the final report (February 2021) on the Regional Marketing and Stimulus Grant Program.

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