The State of Vermont has a resource page for employers including information on unemployment, information on essential vs. non-essential workers, and more. Visit their website for more info. You can also call 877-214-3331 for the unemployment insurance Employment Assistance Line or 802-828-4177 for Business Services/Rapid Response.
For state guidance on steps businesses and employers can take to protect public health, click here.
The State of Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development has a COVID-19 Resource page specific to businesses needs including financial assistance, paycheck protection loans, tax information, and small business debt relief programs. Visit their website for more information.
E.M.B.R.A.C.E. (Economic Micro Business Recovery Assistance for the COVID-19 Epidemic) is a direct grant program to support the smallest Vermont micro businesses owned by individuals with a household income at or under 80% of state median household income. The grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying micro-businesses, defined as having five employees or fewer, including the owner. Click here for more information and to apply.
Capstone Community Action offers assistance with filling out COVID-19 related business applications and coaching services. Money coach Mary Johnson is available for appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You can contact her by email or by phone at 802-760-8209.
Revolving Loan Funds
- The Lamoille County Revolving Loan Fund provides loans to small and medium sized businesses to supplement existing sources of funding.
- The Morristown Development Fund seeks to improve, stimulate and maintain the economic and physical environment of Morristown by creating and retaining employment.
- Town of Johnson Revolving Loan Fund for businesses in the town of Johnson. Contact email@example.com or 635-2611 ext. 308.