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
Building Communities Grants
Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services
The grants are for construction and capital improvements to support and strengthen Vermont towns and regions. Descriptions and application criteria for all four of these grant programs are available on the Department of Buildings and General Services website: http://www.bgs.vermont.gov/commissioner/building-communities-grants .
Applicants including municipalities, nonprofit agencies, and regional economic development organizations, are all encouraged to apply for these opportunities to fund construction, infrastructure support, and needed projects.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
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