Vermont Law and Graduate School and Legal Services Vermont host FEMA and SBA assistance clinic for homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by flooding

VermontBiz In response to the need for assistance following the challenges caused by this summer’s flooding, Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Entrepreneurial Legal Lab and Legal Services Vermont will host a clinic in Hardwick to provide legal information to homeowners, renters and business owners seeking aid through FEMA grants and Small Business Association loans.

The Oct. 12 deadline to submit applications for businesses and individuals is quickly approaching.

The clinic will guide people through the application and appeals processes, and address any legal questions they might have about the process. 

Hardwick Clinic:

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 12

  • Time: 2 – 6 p.m.

  • Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 N Main St, Hardwick, VT 05843

Individuals can come prepared to the clinic with the following items:

  • Pictures of before and after the flood if accessible

  • Receipts of repairs, replacement items and lodging if displaced from flooding

  • Insurance information, including a reply or settlement from insurance after claim was submitted

  • Household income information

  • Any additional notes about damages, losses and impacts from flooding

This effort serves as a lifeline for affected individuals and businesses and reinforces Vermont Law and Graduate School’s dedication to fostering practical legal education and community engagement.


About Vermont Law and Graduate School: 

Vermont Law and Graduate School, a private, independent institution, is home to a law school that offers ABA-accredited residential and online hybrid JD programs and a graduate school that offers master’s degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines, including programs offered by the Maverick Lloyd School for the Environment, the Center for Justice Reform and other graduate-level programs emphasizing the intersection of environmental justice, social justice and public policy. Both the law and graduate schools strongly feature experiential clinical and field work learning. For more information, visit, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.