Addison County Economic Development Corporation ACCD and the Department of Taxes will host another in a series of webinars to discuss the Economic Recovery Grants that are available to Vermont businesses. Join them on Thursday, July 9th at 3:00pm for more information about eligibility requirements, grant award calculation information, grant application processes, and what documents businesses will want to have prepared and on-hand when applying.
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Extended
On July 3, the President signed a new bill to extend the PPP application period to August 8, 2020. The program has about $130 billion in funds remaining. For information on the PPP, go to our COVID Resource page.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Survey
Vermont's Regional Development Corporations, Associated Industries of Vermont, the Lake Champlain Chamber, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association, the Vermont Vehicle & Automotive Distributors Association, and other business organizations are working together to survey Vermont's employers to help identify employer masks/face coverings and other personal protective equipment (PPE) needs in the state. The purpose of this survey is to help quantify use, demand (current and future), and supply of masks/face coverings to help inform ongoing efforts to assist Vermont employers in securing the masks/face coverings and other PPE they want and need. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VERMONTFACECOVERINGSURVEY
Vermont Grants for Women-owned and Minority-Owned businesses
The Vermont Commission on Women is assisting with outreach efforts to Vermont’s small minority and women owned businesses to let them know about new grant money available through the State of Vermont's Economic recovery Grant program. These grants are for 51% women-owned and minority-owned businesses with zero - five employees. That includes people who are self-employed. Grant applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and applications opened July 6. Businesses should apply using the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD)'s Recovery Grant Resource Center at: accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/economicrecovery-Grants. Technical assistance is available from the Partnership for Fairness and Diversity and the Center for Women and Enterprise, and more information is also available from our website and newsletter.
Porter Medical Center Virtual Town Hall "Open Safely"
On Wednesday, July 15th, at 5:30 PM, Porter Medical invites community leaders to join them for a ZOOM Webinar and Telephone Town Hall to discuss how UVMHN Porter Medical Center is reopening its services and keeping patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter this new phase, Porter Medical Center Interim President Tom Thompson will host this town hall and moderate a conversation with community leaders and our panelists. Register Here. They encourage you to submit your questions in advance for the briefing by email to Ron Hallman.