Vermont Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Cares Act: 
Third Round of Grants

TRORC is collecting applications from interested businesses for technical assistance in 3 areas:

  • Website Development / Enhancement
  • Financial Management (Bookkeeping) and Record-Keeping
  • Branding and Marketing (digital, print, audio)

Business applicants will receive personalized technical assistance, not grant money. Applications are received on a rolling basis and funding is available on a first-come, first serve basis.


  1. be located in one of the following counties: Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Orange, Orleans, or Windsor.
  2. be a sole proprietorship, an S-Corp, or a Partnership. Note: No more than 2 households can make up a Partnership or an S-Corp. A Partnership or an S-Corp may be an LLC.
  3. NOT issue W-2s to any employees.

NOTE: There are additional eligibility criteria you must meet; a full list can be found in the application.

This program is limited by household income. The total income of all your household members cannot exceed any of the thresholds listed here.


In your application, you will pick what kind of technical assistance you want. If your application is accepted, we will connect you with one of our service providers who can assist you. You’ll communicate with the service provider to establish a scope of work, and then TRORC will pay the service provider up to $2,000 for the technical assistance they give you.


If your business meets the eligibility criteria listed above, please fill out and submit an application (Word or pdf file options available, see below). The application contains a full list of all eligibility criteria for this program.

Application, Microsoft Word

Application, PDF

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG program.  The federal funds are passed through the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD).  Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission is administering this assistance program on behalf of ACCD.

For more information, please contact Connor Rigney at [email protected]

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