Long Term Recovery Committee Resources
Vermont Campus Compact - Vermont Campus Compact (VCC) is a statewide consortium of 18 college and university presidents committed to creating a flourishing democracy. VCC works with members to strengthen communities and educate for informed and active citizenship. VCC is once again hosting a summer internship program for work around preparation and mitigation moving forward. Host site applications are due March 8, 2013 to Carrie Williams Howe, VCC Executive Director.
Please contact Carrie Williams Howe (802) 654-2092 for more information.
Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds - The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development is eligible to receive over $21 million from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. It is important to stress that these funds can only be used to address needs that can't be met by insurace proceeds, FEMA, SBA, other state, local or federal programs and charitable funding. Projects must address an impact within a county that received a Presidential disaster declaration in 2011.
USDA Rural Development - USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. They are offering two programs that may play a role in recovery plans for Vermont's Irene survivors. The 504 Home Repair and Grant Program provides assistance to very low income owners of modest single family homes in rural areas for home improvements to remove health and safety hazards or to make a home accessible for household members with disabilities. The 502 Manufactured Home Loan Program can finance the purchase of new manufactured homes. The home must be purchased from an Approved Rural Development Dealer/Contractor.
Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) - VTSBDC continues to be involved with Vermont's business owners who were impacted with either physical damage or sustained economic losses due to Tropical Storm Irene.
National Emergency Grant - Vermont Department of Labor - The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) applied for and received three separate National Emergency (NEG) Disaster Grants from the U.S. Department of Labor. A key purpose of the grants is to create temporary jobs (up to 6 months) to assist in the clean-up and restoration efforts of areas affected by the disasters. The jobs also include working on projects that provide food, clothing, shelter and other humanitarian assistance for disaster victims. Individuals eligible to participate in NEG Diaster projects are: those who experienced temporary or permanent job loss as a result of the flooding disasters, unemployed individuals not receiving unemployment compensation, and individuals who are long-term unemployed (15 weeks or more).
Vermont Homeownership Centers - Vermont has five Home Ownership Centers that provide housing counseling services including pre- and post- purchase counseling, homebuyer education, and deliquiency and foreclosure intervention. These centers also operate Rehabilitation Loan Funds for critical home repairs, and provde assistance to homeowners with construction issues. These centers work with survivors of Tropical Storm Irene, many of whom have been referred by LTRCs, human service agencies, municipalities, and lenders. All counseling services are available to the public free of charge.
Please call 1-888-698-8466 for more information. Flood Assistance Guidelines.
Starting Over Strong Vermont - Starting Over Strong (S.O.S.) Vermont teams serving the communities most impacted by Tropical Storm Irene collaborated with state and town officials, as well as with other flood-recovery service providers, to bring assistance to Vermonters affected by the 2011 flooding. Long Term Recovery Committees, case managers, and S.O.S. Vermont teams worked together to assess the continuing needs of the community as a whole.