The online portal for VT businesses and nonprofits to apply for Economic
Relief and Recovery Grants due to the impacts of COVID-19 will open on *Monday,
July 6.* It is a first-come-first-serve grants program, deploying $70
million (H.350) to support struggling VT establishments.
*Restaurants, lodging businesses, and retail establishments* (with rooms &
meals taxes; and sales and uses taxes) will apply through the VT Tax Dept.
*Other businesses and nonprofits* will apply through the Agency for
Commerce and Community Development portal:
ACCD will host a online webinars to cover eligibility requirements, grant
award calculation information, grant application processes, and what
documents businesses will want to have prepared and on-hand when applying.
The time and dates are:
*Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm*
*Friday, July 3, 2020 from 8:00am – 9:00am*
*Friday, July 3, 2020 from 11:00am – 12:00pm*
Businesses are able to apply for these Economic Relief and Recovery Grants
even if they accessed earlier financial assistance from the Paycheck
Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.
These are not disqualifying.