All Municipal Planning Grant (MPG) applications must be submitted through the online Grant Electronic Application and Reporting System (GEARS). (Online application available NOW.) Grants are available to municipalities with a confirmed local planning process.
Municipalities that successfully receive grant awards from the VCDP must meet the award conditions indicated in the award letter. Once all the award conditions have been met the municipality will then be offered a grant agreement by the Department. The municipality will then need to complete all their special conditions/documentation required within the grant agreement before they can begin to requisition funds. VCDP is a federal program with federal requirements that apply to all Grantees.
Based on the needs identified in the five partner communities, the VERI team developed '101' guidance, checklists and more advanced tools that communities and businesses can use to weather the next storm.
The VERI report describes the data gathering, the community ranking process, the community engagement, the review of policies and steps to identify project recommendations. This information is useful to any region or community working to reduce its flood risks and protect its businesses and economy from future floods.
When your business needs more space, more people or another location, talk to us about your plans. We'll connect you to financing tools, to property searches, and to state expansion programs. We have the answers and resources for your business expansion!
We can help you connect to resources including:
We provide performance based workforce grants for: pre-employment training, training for new hires and incumbent workers.
There are three main resource websites to register your business in Vermont, and the information on these websites is easily accessed and designed to be helpful for all types of businesses.
Additionally, you may wish to consult with an attorney and an accountant when registering your business. While not required, seeking sound advice from a credible source when establishing the type of business entity you envision will assure you follow best practices and execute the correct registration to meet your business needs.
A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is an area within the United States that the government considers outside the country, or at least, outside of the U.S. Customs territory. Certain types of merchandise can be imported into an FTZ without going through formal customs entry procedures or paying import duties.
Operating within an FTZ allows a business to potentially defer paying duties. The company will also face lower costs, not at U.S. customs, but at its bank, insurance company, and other vendors.
Follow the links below to learn more about duty-deferment programs.