Vermont Chamber Secures Funding for Key Priorities in Budget Adjustment

Following deliberations by a committee of conference, the Budget Adjustment Act was passed by the legislature and included funding for several economic growth initiatives advocated for by the Vermont Chamber, including middle-income housing development, employment resources for New Americans, broadband buildout, and rural infrastructure. 

The Budget Adjustment Act included: 

  • $550,000 – State Refugee Office to implement Employment Assistance Grants 
  • $3 million – Rural infrastructure investments  
  • $5 million – Vermont Housing Incentive Program 
  • $9 million – Missing Middle-Income Homeownership Development Pilot Program 
  • $30 million – Vermont Community Broadband Board for state match to an NTIA federal grant that the Vermont Chamber  
  • $95 million – Vermont Community Broadband Board to expand internet access