BDCC’s Business Resiliency Program is designed to connect Southern Vermont’s business owners with vital information and resources through weekly webinars and individualized assistance.

** New Announcement March 17, 2021 | CDBG-CV for Sole Proprietors application will open April 5th ** Visit the Web Site for more Information

The federal PPP (Payroll Protection Program)

A new round of funding will be available in 2021 through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development offered a webinar Jan. 6 with the Vermont Bankers Association for businesses planning to apply (recording and presentation can be found at that link). More stimulus money is expected to become available for businesses that are affected by the pandemic. Rules will be issued by the end of January providing further clarity on forgiveness, previous and new loans.

On January 11, 2021 the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) issued a summary to help Vermont businesses and non-profits navigate new and existing federal relief grants and lending. Disaster – Business 21-101 1.11.21 VtSBDC v5

Looking for Information on Vermont Emergency Recovery Grants?

To stay updated visit the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development website.

Most of the programs are currently closed – watch this space for news as programs open up in 2021.

Small Business Technical Assistance Programs

ReStart Vermont Technical Assistance

VT ACCD Covid Recovery Grants – Webinar Series

VT Department of Taxes Covid Recovery Grants – FAQs

VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development Covid Recovery Grants

Vermont Sole Proprietor Stabilization Program (CDBG-CV)

Where Do I Begin?

Contact us – we can provide help or referrals to business technical assistance to assess your business’s needs and initial planning steps.

What Are My Options?

Review the kinds of grants, loans, and technical assistance that are available for businesses in Southern Vermont

I've Applied—What Now?

Keep up the momentum by staying up-to-date with our Webinars and connecting with other business owners to share strategies for innovation

How Do I Reopen Safely?

Review the most up-to-date guidelines for businesses that are able to resume or expand operations

Other Resources for Business Owners

Links to organizations providing additional guidance and information for business owners