For Flood Clean-Up guidelines click here
Repair or Replace housing through FEMA: www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362
Storm Recovery Updates
FEMA currently has 330 people on the ground in Vermont. These agents, along with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), are doing home and business visits to support people affected by the storm. In addition, FEMA agents continue to assess damage to determine if additional counties will be added to the disaster declaration. To date, nearly 1,700 people have registered for individual assistance from FEMA to help repair their homes.
The SBA also continues to grow its presence in Vermont and plans to open additional Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) in the days ahead to provide business counseling on accessing disaster loans. Currently there are two BRCs open:
Engel & Völkers Okemo Building
126 Main Street in Ludlow
Monday - Sunday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visit disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ or call 1-800-659-2955 to learn more about these loans.
Tax Deadlines Extended
Governor Phil Scott announced today that tax filing deadlines for Vermonters impacted by the flood are being extended. Taxpayers unable to meet deadlines between July 7 and November 15, now have until November 15, 2023 to file and pay. Full details on eligibility and tax types can be found in the Governor’s press release.
Department of Labor Updates
The Department of Labor (DOL) continues to work to stand up a Disaster Unemployment Assistance program. DOL has also waived the work-search requirement for those affected by the flood. For the latest information from DOL visit the Emergency Updates page on their website.
Main Street Flood Recovery Fund Update
The grant application opened today for the Main Street Flood Recovery Grant program which is a private fundraising effort to provide grants to small businesses in impacted communities. For more information and to apply visit the Main Street Flood Recovery website.
Short-Term Rental Survey
Do you own a short-term rental and are willing to help house Vermonters who can’t return to their home because of the flood? The Vermont Short Term Rental Alliance is collecting information from homeowners who may be interested through a form on their website.
ACCD Flood Resource Center
The ACCD resource page will be the central landing place for all information about flooding resources for businesses coming from the agency as we move further into recovery.
Volunteer Sign-up & Group Registration
If you are looking to volunteer to support the clean-up and recovery, the state has set up a volunteer portal that allows you to register and be deployed to areas most in need. If you are an organization with a group of volunteers looking to serve please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. If you are in need of volunteers in your area please email email@example.com to ask for volunteers.