Worker Relocation Grant Program

New Relocating Worker Grant

5/17/2022 UPDATE: Please note the application is now closed for both the New Relocating Worker Grant and the New Remote Worker Grant programs. For updates about new relocation incentives as they become available, please sign up to receive the Department of Economic Development newsletter.

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The Vermont Legislature created relocation incentives to attract new residents to the state and grow the workforce as well as provide support to Vermont employers. The application is currently closed but stay tuned for information about new incentives as they become available.

GRANT ELIGIBILITY

New Relocating Worker Grant

An eligible applicant is someone who, on or after July 1, 2021:

  • Relocated to Vermont, and became a full-time resident; and
  • Became a full-time employee of a Vermont employer; and
  • Is employed in an occupation identified by the Vermont Department of Labor in its Short Term Occupational Projections with the Most Openings; and
  • Wage for the position 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/hr; and
  • Incurred qualified relocation expenses; and
  • Is subject to Vermont income tax; and
  • Is employed by an employer who attests that, after reasonable time and effort, the employer was unable to fill the employee's position from among Vermont applicants. 
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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 Vermont; and
  • Wage for the position 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/hr; and
  • Incurred qualified relocation expenses; and
  • Is subject to Vermont income tax.
  • FAQs

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please email workerrelocation@vermont.gov

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Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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