The Lake Champlain Islands Economic Development Corporation is here to assist island businesses. If there are resources you would like to see on this page feel to give us a call at 802-372-8400 or email our Executive Director
Current Grant Opportunities
LCIEDC is now accepting Grant applications for our 2022 LCIEDC Mini-grant program. The purpose of the grant is to provide financial assistance to business owners seeking to improve, expand, or increase productivity as well as those businesses that are almost as the finish line, but may need a financial boost to get off the ground. We welcome first time entrepreneurs!
A business may receive up to $5,000, limited to one grant per business per year. The current program is funded through October 1, 2022 on a rolling basis, but will end when the fund is exhausted. If you are awarded a grant, LCIEDC may announce your success to the public and may conduct follow up to determine the impact of the grant on your business.Apply
Embrace Grant for Vermont Microbusinesses
The EMBRACE grant will open for new applicants of existing businesses on December 1, 2021 and will open for returning applicants on March 1, 2022. Unlike previous rounds, EMBRACE grants will be available to start-up businesses - those who are seeking to open their own business or businesses opened after December 31st, 2020 - through a special application process starting January 18, 2022. The grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Please plan on spending an hour completing the application form.More Information
Vermont Law School Legal Assistance
You will receive a no-fee consultation, up to 60 minutes, with VLS professors and students. The team will provide a summary of your conversation, recommendations for next steps and a referral if appropriate. Means-sensitive legal consultation may be available. Any attorney meetings after the initial consultation will be billed on a per hour basis at the discretion of the lawyer or firm.Intake Form
- Efficiency Vermont, offering subsidies and grants to reduce energy costs for home and business owners
- The Vermont Small Business Development Center, offers no-cost expert assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
A Grand Isle County that is a healthy, safe, and prosperous place to live and work.
Promoting economic opportunity and improving the quality of life in Grand Isle County