Resources for Businesses

We have listed below the resources and technical assistance we’ve identified as most useful for Southern Vermont businesses. We will be regularly updating this page as new information becomes available. Whether you’ve applied, have gotten funding or are still in need, please fill out our 2-minute survey to help us understand who is accessing relief programs and who is not.


Grants

We understand that in these uncertain times, taking on debt is a frightening prospect. While there may periodically be grant funding available, it is often limited in scope, and the competition for these opportunities is high. We recommend that a business owner’s pursuit of grant funding be secondary to more reliable sources of liquidity, often in the form of loans.

Vermont Emergency Recovery Grants

Vermont Emergency Recovery Grant FAQs – Tax Department Site

https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/economic-recovery-grants

Vermont Sole Proprietor Stabilization Program

US Chamber of Commerce – Save Small Business Fund (Application currently closed)

Loans

Federal Programs

Please note the PPP deadline has been extended beyond June 30. Please join our Business Resiliency Webinars for updates from your Federal delegation on the status of these programs.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Federal Reserve 

Main Street Lending Program

Local/Regional Programs

BDCC’s Southern Vermont Microentrepreneur Loan

Town of Brattleboro – Loan Fund

Town of Bellows Falls – Loan Fund

Town of Wilmington – Loan Fund

Technical Assistance

While our Business Liaisons are immersed in the programs listed above and committed to assisting you, they won’t always have the answers. This means that based on your individual needs, they may refer you to one of the following sources for more targeted expertise and guidance.

BDCC Technical Guidance

Center for Women & Enterprise

Vermont Small Business Development Center


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