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FLOOD RECOVERY RESOURCES

The Vermont Chamber is steadfast in our commitment to helping the Vermont business community recover from these catastrophic events. Our experienced and trusted team is on hand to assist with business recovery efforts statewide. This page will be updated regularly as additional flood recovery resources become available.

What businesses can do right now:

  • Document the damage to your business and inventory via photos and videos when it is safe to do so.
  • Make a list of damaged or lost items and, if possible, include the date of purchase, value, and receipts.
  • Contact your insurance company to file a claim or understand what losses may be covered.

CONTACT US

Please tell us what you’ll need to recover so we can connect you with flood recovery resources and communicate needs with state and federal agencies:

Business Assistance

The Department of Economic Development has created the Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP). The application portal is open.

This $20 million grant program is for businesses and nonprofits that suffered physical damages from flooding dating back to July 7, 2023. Applications will be approved on a rolling basis until all funds are expended. 

The Department of Economic Development recently held a webinar to discuss BEGAP. 

To aid Vermont-based local restaurants in recovery, DoorDash and Hello Alice have partnered to create the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund. The fund will provide $10,000 cash grants to at least 100 local restaurants affected by state and federally declared natural disasters until October of next year.

Eligible restaurants can apply fo $10,000 grants at doordash.helloalice.com. Applications will be processed every three months, with funding distributed for grant awardees shortly thereafter.

The Realtors® Relief Foundation (RRF), a charitable, non-profit arm of the National Association of Realtors®, has awarded a $500 thousand grant to the Vermont Association of Realtors® to aid Vermonters who have been impacted by recent floods. 

RRF funds will be made available to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis to help with homeownership-related challenges. Successful applicants should receive RRF funding within four weeks.

To apply for funding, download the PDF application. For questions, please email floodrelief@vermontrealtors.com, more information is available, here

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