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 accepting Grant applications for the LCIEDC Mini-grant program that will award small grants in a competitive process to any eligible business located in Grand Isle County. 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! If you are interested in applying, the LCIEDC Board and its' Mini-grant committee needs information from you to determine eligibility. Applications can be obtained by contacting the LCIEDC office.
A business may receive up to $5,000, limited to one grant per business per year. The current program is funded through October 1, 2021. 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
Enhanced Energy Efficiency Project Incentives
Efficiency Vermont, in partnership with Vermont’s Regional Development Corporations, is offering enhanced financial incentives for qualified energy efficiency projects. If your business has been negatively impacted by Covid-19 or other market issues and you have energy efficiency projects that you needed to put on hold, Efficiency Vermont could pay up to 90% of project costs, up to $40,000. These enhanced incentives are only available for projects that complete in 2021. Please complete the following application/questions and submit to email@example.com. This offer is available on a first come, first served basis.More Info
Economic Recovery Bridge Program Grants
Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development is now accepting applications for Economic Recovery Bridge Program Grants. The program applies to businesses that meet the grant specifications, chief of which is the ability to demonstrate an operating loss on your 2020 federal and state income taxes. Priority is given to businesses that have received no other form of recovery assistance however, recipients of previous rounds of funding may apply at a lower priority level.More Info
- OSHA guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace (Updated June 10,2021)
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