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|COVID-19 Relief Grants for Homeowners, Renters, Landlords, Farmers & Ag Enterprises|
RACDC would like to share with you these grant opportunities that may benefit you or someone you know. If you think you are eligible for any of these programs, please apply as soon as you can, as the funds are limited. Contact us if you need advice or assistance. COVID relief program news is changing rapidly, so please check in for COVID relief program news and updates.
|The current pandemic and necessary resulting public safety measures have taken a toll on businesses of many kinds in the State of Vermont, including Sole Proprietors. In order to provide some relief to the economic pain that Sole Proprietors have had to endure, the launch of an economic relief grant program has been announced which will provide grants of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 to qualifying Sole Proprietors through a Lottery draw. The program is funded through $1.5 million from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG Program, and passed through the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD). The application window will open Monday, July 20, 2020 and grants will be awarded through a lottery system on August 14, 2020.
Among eligibility criteria businesses must:
Be a Sole Proprietor, do not issue W-2s to any employees.
Be a for-profit entity.
Have a physical establishment (mailing address only is not sufficient) in the Vermont city/town of application.
Provide goods or services to multiple clients or customers.
Have annual gross revenues greater than $25,000.
Have been legally established prior to or as of January 1, 2020.
Program breakdown, full eligibility requirements, application materials and timelines, as well as technical assistance and FAQs can be found at:
|Vermont Sole Proprietor Stabilization Program||https://www.vermont-cdbg-cv.com/|
|New Employer Tax Credits|
Designed to encourage employers to keep employees on their payroll. It is available to all employers regardless of size, including tax-exempt organizations.
|IRS||IRS Website||New Employer Tax Credits Explanation|
|Updated guidance on Paycheck Protection Program||Vermont Economic Development Authority||VEDA Guidance on PPP|
|Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers presentation |
training covers the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and an explanation of how the disease is spread; information on appropriate social distancing and personal hygiene practices; and the types, proper use, limitations, location, handling, decontamination, removal, and disposal of any PPE being used
|State of Vermont||VOSHA Webpage|
|Employer Paid Leave Requirements|
emergency sick leave and emergency family medical leave
|Department of Labor||Employer Paid Leave Requirements|
|Disaster Assistance||Small Business Association||VT Small Business Development Center|
|Disaster Loans Application|
|Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)|
designed to help small businesses keep their workforce employed
|Small Business Association||Paycheck Protection Program webpage||Paycheck Protection Plan Press Release|
|Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance||Small Business Association||VT District Office|
|COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application|
|4.19.2020 Update to new work safe additions to the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order||Office of the Governor||Governor's Memo|
|Is my business an essential business?||North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)||Essential Business Classification|
|The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act||Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development||Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act|
|Free COVID-19 Response Webinar Series for VT Nonprofits||Common Good VT||Common Good VT COVID-19 Webinars|
|Guide focusing on how various programs, like the CARES act, can provide relief to farmers||Farmer's Legal Action Group||flaginc.org|
|NOFA-VT Farmer COVID Resiliency Grants|
provides emergency funds to help farmers mitigate the impact of the COVID pandemic
|NOFA-VT||Farmer COVID Resiliency Grants|
|Rural Development COVID-19 Response||US Department of Agriculture||https://www.rd.usda.gov/coronavirus||Federal Rural Resources|
|Save Small Business Initiative|
Resources for small businesses including: Financial Aid, Tax Guides, Resources, and Webinars
|U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation||Save Small Business Webpage|
|Risk Insights - Reopening a Business After the Coronavirus Shutdown||Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group||Reopening Risk Insights|
|free daily webinars to discuss SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance||Small Business Association||beginning Friday April 24, 2020 at 9:00 -10:00 am||Join the Skype Meeting (link in email -->)|
Join by phone: (202) 765-1264; access code 470177937#
|SBA Email Announcing Webinar|