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.

Looking for Information on Vermont Emergency Recovery Grants?

For more information visit the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development web site.

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

The federal PPP (Payroll Protection Program)

August 4, 2020 guidance issued for PPP Forgiveness.

October SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses. SBA and Treasury have also eased the burden on PPP lenders, allowing lenders to process forgiveness applications more swiftly.  SBA began approving PPP forgiveness applications and remitting forgiveness payments to PPP lenders for PPP borrowers on October 2, 2020.  SBA will continue to process all PPP forgiveness applications in an expeditious manner.

Click here to view the simpler loan forgiveness application.

Click here to view the instructions for completing the simpler loan forgiveness application.

Click here to view the Interim Final Rule on the simpler forgiveness process for loans of $50,000 or less.

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