BEGAP Application is Now Live
The Department of Economic Development (DED) officially opened the application for the Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP). The $20M BEGAP grant program is to help Vermont businesses, nonprofits, and landlords that suffered physical damage in the flood that began July 7, 2023. The money is to be used to help businesses reopen their doors, bring employees back, and help displaced Vermonters return to their rental housing.
The program website includes a recorded webinar (that includes screenshots of a sample application) and program FAQs. There are also additional resources for non-English speakers and technical assistance advisors for those needing help in applying.
Learn More About BEGAP https://accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/flood-emergency-funding
Manufactured Home Resources
If your manufactured home or park was impacted by the July flooding, DHCD has compiled some resources and best practices for ensuring FEMA support. Find more details in the ACCD Severe Storm Recovery Resource Center.
Visit ACCD Resource Center https://accd.vermont.gov/flood#Manufactured%20Homes%20Impacted%20by%20Flooding
Historic and Cultural Restoration Task Force
The Historic and Cultural Restoration Task Force has been activated by the State Historic Preservation Officer to gather and share information and resources that can assist in the restoration and recovery of Vermont’s historic sites and buildings, museums, collections, town records, and historic artifacts. To report flood damage and for collections guidance, please refer to the Vermont Arts and Culture Disaster and Resiliency Network website. For guidance related to buildings and sites, please refer to the Division for Historic Preservation’s flood risk webpage.