In an effort to help Vermont small businesses through this crisis, we will update resources on this page.  


Advice: In the wake of this national crisis, it is critically important that you keep detailed documentation. From dates, times, who you spoke with, impacts on business, action items taken and action items to do, this information will help you as you navigate through this process more effectively. 

FEDERAL ADVOCACY - Main Street Alliance

Main Street Alliance COVID-19 Website:  The Main Street Alliance (Our National Organization) is advocating tirelessly on behalf of small businesses on the federal level. We ask that you go to our new website to read and sign onto our policy platform, sign up for emails, AND document the impacts of coronavirus on your business. 

Federal Policy Resources

Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave Resources -

Centers for Disease Control -

SBA Loans -

IRS Tax Deadlines extended:


MSA Outline of All Three Bills:

PPP Fact Sheet from US Treasury:

SBA Emergency Injury Disaster Advance and Loan - 

US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act:

Helpful article for small business owners from the Kauffman Foundation:

Vermont Resources

Executive Orders from Governor Scott 

Department of Health:

Agency of Commerce and Community Develop

Agency Resource Center:

Business Impact Email:

Business Impact Survey:

Agency Daily Updates Email Sign-On:  


Continuation of Operation Request Form: 


ACCD Resources for Businesses: 

Department of Labor - Unemployment Insurance 


Establishing a new claim Online FORM:

Establishing a "Mass Layoff"

Department of Taxes -

Commission on Public Utilities Statement: Order Granting Temporary Moratorium on Involuntary Natural Gas, Electric, and Telecommunications Service Disconnections: file:///Users/MainStreetAllianceofVermont/Downloads/20-0703-PET%20-%202020.03.20%20DPS%20Comments%20UPDATE.PDF 

HEALTH INSURANCE: MVP + BCBS have opened enrollment for those who lose insurance to get on an exchange plan. Out of work and reduced income folks may be eligible for Vermont Due to the COVID-19 emergency, Vermont will be temporarily waiving financial verifications required for those seeking to enroll in health insurance; Extending out coverage periods until after the emergency ends; Suspending certain terminations of health insurance; Offering a Special Enrollment Period (1 month) for those who do not currently have health insurance to enroll in a qualified health plan and receive premium and cost-sharing assistance, if eligible. Eligible Vermonters can continue to apply for, and enroll in, Medicaid at any time.

SBDC Technical Support - 

The Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering support to small businesses as they navigate the resources available to them both through the state and federal governments - 

Resources and Information for Childcare - 

Let's Grow Kids Resource Website:

Essential Person List:

Essential Person Childcare Webform:

Resources and Information for Food - 

Hunger Free Vermont

Vermont Foodbank -


Any individual questions, please reach out to the Vermont State Director, Morgan Nichols at: morgan@mainstreetalliance org

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