COVID-19 Resources

Check back regularly for our up-to-date list of resources for businesses affected by the pandemic.

Recent Additions

E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Vermont Micro Business Grant Program

Vermont Everyone Eats – Restaurants receive $10 per meal served for COVID hunger relief.

New Hampshire Job Search Portal – Employers email covidrecruit@nhes.nh.gov to post a job.

#Hiring2DayVT Virtual Job Fairs Employer Sign-up

National Resources

CDC Interim Guidance for Business

CDC Coronavirus Resources for Businesses and Employers

US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Information Page

Advice for Small Businesses – Better Business Bureau

BBB Webinars: Working Through COVID-19

OSHA Guidance for Employers

US Department of Labor: COVID-19 Fair Labor and Standards Act

US Department of Labor: COVID-19 Family Medical Leave Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – This new law requires certain employers to provide their employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Regional Resources

TLC 4WARD Upper Valley – Crowdfunding platform for local business

Upper Valley Regional COVID-19 Business Resources

COVID-19 Coverage from the Valley News

New Hampshire Resources

New Hampshire Job Search Portal – Employers email covidrecruit@nhes.nh.gov to post a job.

NH Self-Employed Livelihood Fund Applications Open July 6th

NH Main Street Relief Fund Prequalification Application – Due May 29th

NH DHHS Information for Employers

Business & Industry Association COVID-19 Information & Resources for Employers

COVID-19 Business Resources – NH Dept. of Business & Economic Affairs

New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund

NH Unemployment Security – Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits.

NH Rapid Response Program – Employers facing potential layoffs or closures should contact Joe Doiron at Joseph.Doiron@livefree.nh.gov, 603-271-0146, to activate a Rapid Response team.

Vermont Resources

E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Vermont Micro Business Grant Program

Vermont Everyone Eats – Restaurants receive $10 per meal served for COVID hunger relief.

#Hiring2DayVT Virtual Job Fairs Employer Sign-up

Vermont Economic Recovery Grant Program Application

Vermont Front-Line Employees Hazard Pay Grant Program

Vermont Mask Mandate Signage Available

VT Unemployment Insurance Tax Relief

Reopening Signage for Vermont Businesses

What to do if my employee tests positive for COVID-19? – VT Department of Health

Marketing Relief Match Program – from Barre Montpelier Times Argus and Rutland Herald

VT Economic Recovery & Relief Package

Bradford Business Association e-Newsletter Signup

FAQ for Vermont Employers During COVID-19 – Excellent legal resource outlining employers’ legal responsibility from Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Paul Frank + Collins Attorneys.

Webinar: The COVID-19 Recovery Road Map for Your Business

VT Business Impact Survey – VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Bradford Revolving Loan Fund – Recently expanded from $500 to $200 maximum and open to businesses impacted by COVID-19.

VT State Guidance for Lodging and Accommodations

VT State Guidance for Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Seasonal Resorts

VT State Guidance for Childcare, Summer Camps, and After School Programs

Vermont Lenders Participating in PPP/EIDL Loan Program

COVID-19 Toolkit – VT Businesses for Social Responsibility

VT Department of Health information COVID-19 updates

ACCD COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Businesses

Sign up for newsletter updates about COVID-19 from the VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development

VDH COVID-19 Guidance for Food and Lodging Businesses

No Penalty for VT Room/Meals/Sales/Use Tax Late Filing – Taxpayers who are unable to meet the deadlines will not be charged any penalty or interest on these taxes for late submissions.

VAAFM COVID-19 Information for Agriculture and Food Businesses

Vermont Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources

VT Unemployment Insurance Applications

Disaster Recovery Guide for Business (VtSBDC)

Virtual Town Halls – VT Department of Labor (Tue/Thu events are dedicated to employers)

Additional Funding Resources

E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Vermont Micro Business Grant Program

Vermont Everyone Eats – Restaurants receive $10 per meal served for COVID hunger relief.

NH Self-Employed Livelihood Fund Applications Open July 6th

Marketing Relief Match Program – from Barre Montpelier Times Argus and Rutland Herald

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application

PPP Loans Frequently Asked Questions

Save Small Business Fund – $5,000 grants for businesses with 3-20 employees from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance – Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Compliance Requirements – Guidance from the SBA about how to maximize loan forgiveness.

Employee Retention Tax Credit – for businesses who don’t use PPP/EIDL loans

Give Local – Customers can buy a gift card here to support local restaurants.

Bradford Revolving Loan Fund – Recently expanded from $500 to $200 maximum and open to businesses impacted by COVID-19.

GRDC Website Assistance Loan Program – $2,000 loans (interest free and deferred) to help businesses with their web presence. Some businesses may be eligible for zero-cost website support services.

VT Community Lenders

Technology & Leadership Resources

Remote Connect Lunch & Learn – As everyone is adjusting to finding online solutions for working and connecting, The Space On Main would like to help people to learn and take advantage of a variety of professional and social tools. Executive Director, Monique Priestley, will hold several lunch sessions to cover topics such as live streaming, family video chats, automated scheduling, peer-to-peer payment apps, and more! Register at the link.

How to Use Zoom – Free Video Conferencing & Virtual Meetings

A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers – Harvard Business Review

Webinar: Remote Working Best Practices – VT League of Cities & Towns

Key Leadership Skills During A Pandemic – by Doug Teschner

State of VT Telework Guidelines During COVID-19 Epidemic

Industry-Specific Resources

Vermont Everyone Eats – Restaurants receive $10 per meal served for COVID hunger relief.

Good To-Go Vermont – A Directory of Takeout Options During the Coronavirus Era

NHLRA COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

National Restaurant Association Coronavirus Information and Resources

Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources


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