PPP forgiveness Webinars, mental health resources available

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PPP forgiveness Webinars, mental health resources available

Sat, 12/05/2020 - 2:20pm -- tim

Seeking Out Mental Health Resources

Governor Phil Scott and the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health Sarah Squirrell on Friday reminded Vermonters of the state resources available to people as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact families and businesses. The governor stressed to keep in touch with family members and co-workers during this time. You can find out more about what resources are available at the Department of Mental Health website.

Updates to PPP Forgiveness Webinar Schedule

The SBA Vermont District Office has updated the hours and days for their PPP Forgiveness Webinars. Webinars will now be conducted every Tuesday at 11:30am and Wednesday at 9:00am. Topics include forgiveness criteria, the process, changes to the applications and more. For more information, email susan.mazza@sba.gov.

Everyone Eats Program Still Open

Vermont Everyone Eats is a program created through an ACCD grant of federal CRF funds that works with local restaurants to help feed Vermonters who are struggling due to COVID-19. The program pays restaurants $10/meal to help feed their neighbors and there are already over 140 distribution sites around Vermont. Funding remains for eligible businesses to take part in the program before the end of the year.

LISC-Lowe's Rural Business Relief Program

As part of its commitment to rural America, LISC is inviting small business owners in rural locations in Vermont to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program. To find out more about who is eligible and how it works, and to apply, please visit the LISC website. Applications are due by December 6th.

Buy Local Holiday Campaign Now Live

The Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) in partnership with the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets launched a new online holiday shopping guide, Buy Vermont Made. The curated directory conveniently connects shoppers with world-class Vermont-made gifts and products, as well as Vermont retailers, in six categories – wearables, craft beverages, specialty food, home goods, personal care and toys and books. In-state and regional promotion includes a mix of broadcast television and radio spots, newspaper ads, digital and search ads, email marketing, and direct mail.

Business Impact

ACCD wants to hear from all Vermont businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please use the ACCD Business Impact Form to help us continue to assess the full impact as we work toward additional recovery solutions.