COVID-19 Support

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A collection of resources aimed at providing support for farmers, businesses and organizations in the food system during COVID-19.

Resources in this collection

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is working with other agencies in state government, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations to identify resources to assist you during the...
AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.
The Department of Financial Regulation has posted new Business Income Insurance Guidance. Details will vary from policy to policy, so if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, please contact...
Over the past few years, the Farm to Plate Network Local Food Access Planning Task Force has brought together a wide variety of expertise on how communities and municipalities can...
It is more important than ever to keep your funding partners in the loop on the impacts of the current health/economic crisis on your business, and to engage them in...
Best practices and tips for implementing health and safety measures. The Governor’s Executive Order 01-20, as amended, include restrictions that apply to food and lodging establishments during the COVID-19 emergency...
This most recent survey of 600 Vermonters, representative on race, ethnicity and income across the state, highlight continued challenges, but also some positive outcomes.
A list of resources for Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers. Updates ongoing.
The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) has created a Disaster Recovery Guide for Businesses. This document may also help you begin your recovery.
With workplaces upended due to COVID-19, farms are in uncharted territory. We created a guide to employment law for Vermont farmers and farm workers covering some of the most pressing...
As the Farm to Plate COVID-19 Task Force holds regular meetings, we are recording them and uploading to an unlisted YouTube playlist so you can watch if you could not...
Resources, support and counseling to help farmers resolve issues that cause stress. Any farm owner and their family members have automatic and immediate access to confidential help with any personal...
The intention at FINE is to stay on top of the rapidly changing conditions and emerging challenges for their partners and their constituents. They are actively updating the page with...
Feeding Chittenden is committed to providing food assistance and resources to the nearly 12,000 people they serve annually and those affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
This FEMA fact sheet provides guidance on the types of emergency protective measures that may be eligible under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program in accordance with the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration in...
UVM has been collecting and releasing results surveys of Vermonters related to COVID-19 and food access and security.
FoodFinder is a safe, secure and award-winning mobile and web app that gives food insecure children and their families a way to find free food assistance programs quickly.
The Grassroots Fund is making its rapid response Seed grant program available to grassroots groups responding to local needs and building resilience in their community in response to the COVID19...
NOFA-VT’s Farmer Emergency Fund supports organic and NOFA-VT member farmers who have been adversely affected by natural and unnatural disasters, such as crop failure, extreme weather, flooding, fire, or barn...
Providing anonymous, non-judgmental support and connection to all Vermonters via phone call and text 24/7!
A relief program through the nonprofit Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation is offering financial assistance to individual restaurant workers who fill out a needs-based application. The foundation is not based in...
Relevant food and farm safety information. You will find a link to handwashing and other safety signs.
Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
With thousands losing jobs across Vermont, and state food shelves inundated with people to feed, ShiftMeals provides nourishing meals for those in need. We serve anyone and everyone who needs...
If your business is looking for technical assistance, the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is providing various resources to help support small business during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving...
The Department of Health is committed to sharing the most up to date news on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The United States Bartenders' Guild National Charity Foundation has established a COVID-19 emergency assistance relief campaign, open to bartenders who meet the program's requirements regardless of USBG membership.
UVM is monitoring the situation, developing response plans and providing comprehensive information.
The Vermont Agricultural Mediation Program (VTAMP) provides free mediation services to the agricultural community to help resolve disputes before they end up in court.
WIC has temporarily expanded our food list to add options for some hard to find items. They will continue to work with stores to ensure WIC infant formula is available...
With distribution channels impacted, consider donating to the VT Food Bank’s Vermonters Feeding Vermonters program. Every Vermonter deserves access to the fresh, local food that our state has in such...
The State of Vermont is looking for volunteers to help in communities across the State that have been affected by COVID-19. Help is needed in a variety of areas and...