CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE GUIDE

Health

If you are sick and have questions on how to proceed, call 2-1-1 or visit https://vermont211.org/

 

Vermont Department of Health: https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Vermont Health Connect and Vermont Medicaid is accepting applications. If you need health insurance, sign up by calling 855-899-9600. https://portal.healthconnect.vermont.gov/VTHBELand/welcome.action

 

Vermont Department of Mental Health:  https://mentalhealth.vermont.gov/how-to-get-help

 

Vermont Health Care Advocate: A free resource available to help all Vermonters solve problems related to health care. https://vtlawhelp.org/health

 

 

General Information

Vermont 2-1-1 Statewide Resources: Call 2-1-1 or visit https://vermont211.org/

 

Vermont Attorney General: Coronavirus Scams: https://ago.vermont.gov/covid-19-updates-and-information-from-the-attorney-general/#

 

How to Report a Concern Regarding Potential Non-Compliance to the Executive Order: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=O5O0IK26PEOcAnDtzHVZxp8VoIcMV9NNu0QyG_vdGAVUN1pLSTdOMERRR1dXOVpZMDBZUEtNVlhXMi4u

 

Businesses

 

To apply for the Paycheck Protection Program with an eligible lender, use this form: https://www.sba.gov/document/sba-form--paycheck-protection-program-borrower-application-form. Visit www.sba.gov for a list of SBA lenders

 

Information on Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) : https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) coordinates with the Vermont Small Business Development Center, which can assist with applications and help businesses think through their options. Call 802-728-9101 or 800-464-7232, or request assistance here: https://www.vtsbdc.org/register/

 

Employee retention tax credit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-employee-retention-credit-available-for-many-businesses-financially-impacted-by-covid-19

 

Small business debt relief program: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans

 

The Center for Women and Enterprise can also assist women-owned businesses. https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Vermont

 

Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development: https://accd.vermont.gov/about-us/disaster-planning/covid-19-guidance-vermont-businesses

 

Vermont Department of Labor: https://labor.vermont.gov/covid19

 

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Support for food producers: https://agriculture.vermont.gov/covid-19-information

Child Care/Early Education

How to apply for child care for essential workers: https://dcf.vermont.gov/COVID-19  

Let’s Grow Kids: https://www.letsgrowkids.org/coronavirus

Vermont Agency of Education: https://education.vermont.gov/documents/guidance-child-care-essential-persons-covid19

Vermont Department of Children and Families Child care for foster families: https://dcf.vermont.gov/fsd/COVID19

Economic Services

Community Action Agencies for statewide services that may include emergency food help, fuel and utility assistance, housing assistance, and information and referral for low-income Vermonters: https://vermontcap.org/ or https://dcf.vermont.gov/partners/caps

 

Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council (BROC) (Southwestern Vermont)

https://www.broc.org/

 

Capstone Community Action Agency (Central Vermont)

https://www.capstonevt.org/

 

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) (Northwestern Vermont)

https://www.cvoeo.org/

 

Northeast Kingdom Community Action Agency (NEKCA) (Northeast Kingdom) http://nekcavt.org/

 

Southeastern Vermont Community Action Agency (SEVCA) (Southeastern Vermont) https://www.sevca.org/

 

 

Economic Services Division: If your financial situation has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for economic benefits including 3SquaresVT, Fuel Assistance, General Assistance and Housing Assistance. https://dcf.vermont.gov/esd

To reach the Benefits Service Center - https://dcf.vermont.gov/esd/contact-us%20, or call 800-479-6151

Fuel assistance: To apply for heating assistance, call 1-800-479-6151 or click here: https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/fuel-assistance

To apply for SNAP benefits (3squaresVT), call 1-800-479-6151 or click here: https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT

DCF COVID-19 Information Page https://dcf.vermont.gov/COVID-19

 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Economic Impact Payments – What you need to know: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know

 

The IRS will post key information and updates as it becomes available

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

 

You can file for free using IRS’s Free File program here: https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/

 

The IRS will be issuing details on what additional actions SSI recipients need to take in the coming days. Please visit the IRS website for updates: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus  

 

Guide on Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments (Vermont Legal Aid) - https://vtlawhelp.org/coronavirus-economic-impact-stimulus-payments

 

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development launched a COVID-19 Resource Recovery Center is a great resource for Vermonters: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/

 

Vermont Attorney General - Coronavirus Scams: https://ago.vermont.gov/covid-19-updates-and-information-from-the-attorney-general/#

 

Education

Vermont Agency of Education Guidance: https://education.vermont.gov/news/covid-19-guidance-vermont-schools

 

Vermont Afterschool Inc. Resources for Afterschool and Youth-Serving Organizations: http://www.vermontafterschool.org/coronavirus/

 

Hunger Free Vermont- For information about Meals for Vermont Students: https://www.hungerfreevt.org/news/coronavirus

 

Vermont Public Service Department Internet/WiFi Map: https://vtpsd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c926d155167d4a5586e8e1aca1701cfa

 

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau FAQ: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-student-loans-and-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC): https://www.vsac.org/covid-19-updates-ways-vsac-can-help

 

Federal Student Aid & COVID-19: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

 

Emergency Responders

Vermont Fire Academy: COVID-19 Updates for Work/Volunteer Fire Departments: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001To64HXS7GSgEiM37bMO_H8onVkrybop_tmTUlS1Yle5Hc8UvYpkz7b87ycr9DXFYHPkoUFwbHKv2Bmq4rIFr31la1UnHHn3D3RecoDDGsUgWUouHsclurwbg67f8b-g_1YktLJmTS2pjNZdbZgbGi8ToEcBSn4mPtlwqlqqB9CQ%3D

 

State of Vermont How to Request PPE: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=O5O0IK26PEOcAnDtzHVZxnYHsES1qh9Hs2EGYmwc2tBURDVPSDJDS1hUTzdJMFIxVDZHQ1JHS1cxViQlQCN0PWcu

 

Center for Crime Victim Services: http://www.ccvs.vermont.gov/news/center-for-crime-victim-services-covid-19-response-and-resources/

 

 

Employment/Unemployment

List of Essential Workers: https://vem.vermont.gov/sites/demhs/files/Critical%20Service%20and%20Function%20Guidance.pdf

 

 

How to File a Complaint about Health of Safety Concerns at the Workplace:

Federal Employees (OSHA): https://www.osha.gov/workers/file_complaint.html

All Other Employees (VOSHA): https://labor.vermont.gov/vermont-occupational-safety-and-health-administration-vosha

 

Unemployment claim info:

To file an initial claim, call 1-877-214-3330 or 1-888-807-7072,  or complete this form: https://vermont.force.com/DOLClaim/s/

 

If you are self-employed: https://labor.vermont.gov/CARESact_Vermont/SelfEmployed

 

If you’ve already applied for unemployment insurance, complete your weekly claim by calling 1-800-983-2300, or complete the online form:

https://uipublic01.labor.vermont.gov/Claimantportal/portal/login.aspx

 

For general claims assistance call 1-877-214-3332.

 

Vermont Legal Aid & Legal Services Vermont Unemployment Benefits in Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus: https://vtlawhelp.org/vermont-unemployment-benefits-coronavirus

 

Career Resource Centers: https://labor.vermont.gov/workforce-development/find-your-local-career-resource-center

Food/Nutrition

Guide on how to access food from Hunger Free Vermont: https://www.hungerfreevt.org/coronavirus

Direct link to statewide resources – https://static1.squarespace.com/static/586e858220099e929f5eca70/t/5e861e434b3e1c2c734ae284/1585847876140/COVID-19-handout+w+V4A.pdf

 

To apply for SNAP benefits (3squaresVT), call 1-800-479-6151 or  https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT

 

Vermont Food Bank: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/

 

Vermont Retail & Grocers Association Grocery and Retail Store Resources: https://vtrga.org/news/stores-offering-vulnerable-hours-and-additional-services-in-response-to-covid-19

Housing

If you need emergency housing call 2-1-1 or https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/EA-GA

Vermont Legal Aid if you need legal advice regarding your housing situation, call 1-800-889-2047 or fill out a request form: https://vtlawhelp.org/vlh-intake

COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/individuals#individual-housing

 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Guide to COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Options:

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/guide-coronavirus-mortgage-relief-options/

 

Public Housing Authorities in Vermont – To apply for Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)

Barre Housing Authority http://www.barrehousingauthority.com/

Burlington Housing Authority https://burlingtonhousing.org/

Montpelier Housing Authority https://www.montpelier-vt.org/434/Housing-Authority

Rutland Housing Authority https://www.rhavt.org/

Vermont State Housing Authority https://www.vsha.org/

Winooski Housing Authority http://www.winooskihousing.org/

 

Directory of Affordable Housing in Vermont: https://www.housingdata.org/

 

USDA Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentals:

https://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_county.jsp?st=vt&state_name=Vermont&st_cd=50

 

Champlain Housing Trust: https://www.getahome.org/

 

Vermont Housing Finance Agency Grants to housing providers:  https://www.vhfa.org/news/blog/vhfa-grants-120000-help-meet-immediate-housing-needs-arising-coronavirus-pandemic

Mobile Home Program: https://www.cvoeo.org/?fuseaction=dep_intro&dept_id=13

Vermont Department of Children and Families Extended Housing Supports for Vulnerable, Homeless Vermonters: https://dcf.vermont.gov/dcf-blog/covid19-housing-supports

Vermont Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs: https://vcrhyp.org/

 

Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness: https://helpingtohousevt.org/

Immigrants

Vermont Immigrant Assistance Project – South Royalton Legal Clinic – Vermont Law School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/south-royalton-legal-clinic/projects

 

Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV):

https://www.aalv-vt.org/copy-of-health-and-behavior

 

Intimate Partner Violence

VT Network: https://vtnetwork.org/covid-19-resources/ or

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-228-7395

Sexual Violence Hotline: 800-489-7273

 

Legal

Vermont Law Help’s COVID-19 Legal and Benefits Updates for Vermonters: https://vtlawhelp.org/coronavirus-updates

 

Legal Services Vermont (formerly Vermont Law Line): https://legalservicesvt.org/

           

Vermont Law Help (Vermont Legal Aid): https://vtlawhelp.org/

 

South Royalton Legal Clinic at Vermont Law School:

https://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/south-royalton-legal-clinic/projects

 

Seniors

 

Vermont Area Agencies on Aging – Information and help for older Vermonters and their families

https://dcf.vermont.gov/partners/aaa

 

Age Well VT https://www.agewellvt.org/

Central Vermont Council on Aging https://www.cvcoa.org/

Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging https://www.nekcouncil.org/

Senior Solutions – Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont https://www.seniorsolutionsvt.org/

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging https://www.svcoa.org/

 

Office of the Vermont Attorney General COVID-19 Information & Resources for Vermonters: https://ago.vermont.gov/covid-19-updates-and-information-from-the-attorney-general/

Vermont Meals on Wheels - https://www.vermont4a.org/meals-nutrition

 

Vermont Senior Centers - https://asd.vermont.gov/services/vermont-senior-centers

 

Vermonters with Disabilities

Vermont Meals on Wheels: https://www.vcil.org/services/meals-on-wheels

Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living: https://dail.vermont.gov/novel-coronavirus-information/developmental-service-providers

Peer support for Vermonters with Disabilities: Green Mountain Self Advocates: http://www.gmsavt.org/about-us/locate-a-group-near-you/

Veterans

 

VA White River Junction Medical Center & Community Based Outpatient Centers (CBOCs): https://www.whiteriver.va.gov/emergency/index.asp

 

Vermont Veteran and Family Outreach – Available 24 hours a day: https://www.ngfamily.vt.gov/Programs-Services/Vermont-Veteran-Outreach/

 

Vermont National Guard Family Programs:

https://www.ngfamily.vt.gov/Programs-Services/Vermont-Veteran-Outreach/Veteran-Outreach-Contact/

 

For Veterans in Crisis – Available 24 hours a day: https://veterans.vermont.gov/veterans-crisis

 

VA Debt Management Center & COVID-19: https://www.va.gov/debtman/

 

Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs – Benefits and services for Vermont Veterans:

https://veterans.vermont.gov/

 

Vermont Veterans Legal Clinic – South Royalton Legal Clinic at Vermont Law School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/south-royalton-legal-clinic/projects