Resources for Firms Impacted by Flooding
The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development has created a webpage that lists a variety of resources designed to help Vermonters impacted by the recent flooding.
Please visit the ACCD Severe Storm Recovery Resource Center for details on the items below as well as additional resources.
Please note that AIA Vermont is working with AIA and CAL OES to host a short-notice discounted Safety Assessment Program training on Aug 3rd and 4th. Completion of this course will qualify attendees to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability in the aftermath of a natural disaster, and allow you to volunteer with state agencies to aid in disaster recovery nationwide. Find details and registration here.
Additional planning is underway to provide AIAVT members with resources and information about how they can help VT's communities rebuild resiliently.
Vermont.gov Resource Page
A full list of resources, including how to access specific individual support and assistance, is available at Vermont.gov/flood. This resources page covers all statewide and federal resources that can support Vermonters in the wake of this disaster and provides links to access those resources.
Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program
The Department of Economic Development is launching the Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program to help businesses and nonprofits that suffered physical losses from the flood. The application portal for the $20 million state funded grant program opens Thursday. Visit the Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program web page for more details.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are available for businesses in the declared disaster counties. To learn more about SBA disaster loans visit disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ or call 1-800-659-2955. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a fact sheet for Vermont disaster loans, that details what may be available and at what interest rates.
HULA offers Co-Working Space for Businesses Affected by Floods
- Hula in Burlington is donating a 10 Day Punch Pass to businesses that can no longer work in their space.
- Businesses can receive up to 5, 10 Day Punch Passes for their staff members. These passes are good for six months.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the front desk. Max. of 5 per company. Recipients are responsible for their own parking (in the common lot at 125 Lakeside).
Other State Agency Resources
Guidance and Flood Disaster Procedures from other State Agencies and Partners
- Stay safe in a flood
- Vermont Department of Health
- Agency of Natural Resources
- Agency of Agriculture
- Department of Mental Health
- Department of Libraries
- Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network
- Vermont League of Cities and Towns
- If you are looking to volunteer in the clean up efforts.
- If you are an organization seeking volunteers, you can email volunteer@ vermont.gov and provide contact information and details of your need.
- If you have coordinated a volunteer group, you can email volunteer@ vermont.gov and include contact information, capabilities, and number of individuals.
Donate to Storm Recovery Efforts
- Vermont Main Street Flood Relief Fund has been established to provide grants to small businesses in the wake of the storm.
- The Vermont Community Foundation has opened the VT Flood Response and Recovery Fund 2023 to support Vermonters responding to and recovering from the floods.
- Contribute to the United Ways of Vermont. Here you will find links to all seven United Ways serving the Green Mountains.
- Help Burlington's Intervale.
- Contribute to NOFA Vermont's Farmer Emergency Fund (select "Farmer Emergency Fund" from Campaign drop down menu).
- Help Montpelier businesses.
- Donate to the Vermont Arts Council's Flood Relief Grant Program for individual artists impacted by the flood.
- Support Vermont banks and their employees.