Community Development Grant to Help Businesses Recover from 2011 Flooding


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Businesses in Washington and Windsor counties have secured a portion of over $800,000 in financial aid from the federally funded Community Development Block Grant—Disaster Recovery program.

The grant was made to Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC), in partnership with the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation (CVEDC) and the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation (GMEDC) to support businesses trying to recover from flooding.


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Federal Programs Related to - Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other

Programs that seek to prevent, predict or mitigate the effects of disasters (e.g. fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes); prepare people to cope with disasters; or provide broad-based relief services to disaster victims. Also includes programs that rescue accident victims; provide first aid training and services; and/or offer safety education programs .

Federal Programs Related to - Disaster Relief/Recovery

Programs that provide short-term assistance for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to natural or man-made disasters. Also offers longer-term assistance for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to a major disaster or large- scale emergency with the objective of facilitating the return of the community to its pre-disaster condition and/or rebuilding the community in a way that makes it less vulnerable in the future. Debris Removal; Disaster Donations; Disaster Hotlines; Disaster Loan Programs; Disaster Recovery Centers; Disaster Service Centers; Disaster- Specific Home Repairs; Disaster-Specific Rent Assistance; Post-Disaster Clean-Up; Post-Disaster Housing Assistance; Post-Disaster Housing Databanks/Referrals; Post-Disaster Rebuilding Assistance; Post-Disaster Volunteer Management

Federal Programs Related to - Community Development, General/Other

Programs that focus broadly on strengthening, unifying and building the economic, cultural, educational and social services of a community or neighborhood and improving the quality of life for all. Community Building; Community Capacity Building; Community Development and Improvement; Community Development Block Grants; Healthy Communities Community Economic Development Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses. Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones




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