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New Relocating Worker Grant

The purpose of the New Relocating Worker Grant, with a maximum award of $7,500, is to encourage workers to move to Vermont to work for Vermont employers. 

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Applications are not currently being accepted for the New Relocating Worker Grant. 

GRANT ELIGIBILITY

The criteria outlined below will be used to determine eligibility for the New Relocating Worker Grant. Applicants must meet all criteria to be eligible.

An eligible applicant is someone who:

  • Relocated to Vermont and became a full-time resident after July 1, 2021; and
  • Became a full-time employee of a Vermont employer in one of the qualifying occupations as identified by the Vermont Department of Labor in its Short Term Occupational Projections with the Most Openings or refer to table below); and
  • Receives a wage for the position that is equal to or exceeds the Vermont livable wage rate of $13.39 per/hour; and
  • Is subject to Vermont income tax.

QUALIFYING RELOCATION EXPENSES

Upon successful relocation to Vermont and review of your application, the following qualifying relocation expenses may be reimbursed:  

  • Closing costs for a primary residence or lease deposit and one month rent,  
  • Hiring a moving company,  
  • Renting moving equipment,  
  • Shipping,  
  • The cost of moving supplies 

Incentives are paid out as a reimbursement grant after you have relocated to Vermont. Grants are limited and available on a first come first served basis. 

BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION 

Applicants should have the following information and documents available to upload with their application:  

Employer information:  
  • Employer name  
  • Employer address  
  • Employer representative name (this should be the hiring manager)  
  • Employer representative e-mail address  
  • Employer representative phone number  
Proof of residency documentation:  
  • Copy of Vermont Driver’s License or Vermont Real ID  
  • Copy of the applicant’s paycheck stub  
  • Plus, two pieces of documentation from the following: Vermont housing lease or purchase contract, Vermont utility bill with new service address, Vermont property tax bill, and/or Vermont homeowner/renter insurance.
Documentation in support of each qualifying relocation expense submitted for reimbursement:  
  • Itemized invoice and  
  • Proof of payment 

Additional References & Resources

If you have additional questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or email workerrelocation@vermont.gov.

For more information read approved S.62 bill related to relocation incentives.

For more information on previous relocation grants, refer to the New Worker Relocation Grant Program Annual Reports.

Qualifying Occupations

Vermont Short Term Occupational Projections: 2020-2022 Occupations with the Most Openings

Cashiers
2020 Base Year Employment
8,703
2022 Projected Employment
8,346
Total Annual Openings
1,260
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-2.10%
Fast Food and Counter Workers
2020 Base Year Employment
5,859
2022 Projected Employment
5,758
Total Annual Openings
1,010
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.90%
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
2020 Base Year Employment
7,627
2022 Projected Employment
7,785
Total Annual Openings
947
Average Annual Growth Rate*
1.00%
Retail Salespersons
2020 Base Year Employment
8,507
2022 Projected Employment
8,118
Total Annual Openings
894
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-2.30%
Waiters and Waitresses
2020 Base Year Employment
5,201
2022 Projected Employment
5,023
Total Annual Openings
806
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.70%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
2020 Base Year Employment
5,339
2022 Projected Employment
5,325
Total Annual Openings
641
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.10%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
2020 Base Year Employment
5,204
2022 Projected Employment
5,085
Total Annual Openings
484
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.10%
Customer Service Representatives
2020 Base Year Employment
4,337
2022 Projected Employment
4,255
Total Annual Openings
471
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.90%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
2020 Base Year Employment
5,380
2022 Projected Employment
5,199
Total Annual Openings
450
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.70%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
2020 Base Year Employment
4,944
2022 Projected Employment
4,910
Total Annual Openings
448
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.30%
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary
2020 Base Year Employment
4,523
2022 Projected Employment
4,477
Total Annual Openings
405
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.50%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
2020 Base Year Employment
3,338
2022 Projected Employment
3,355
Total Annual Openings
402
Average Annual Growth Rate*
0.30%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
2020 Base Year Employment
3,606
2022 Projected Employment
3,507
Total Annual Openings
390
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.40%
Stockers and Order Fillers
2020 Base Year Employment
3,640
2022 Projected Employment
3,554
Total Annual Openings
382
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.20%
Carpenters
2020 Base Year Employment
4,362
2022 Projected Employment
4,312
Total Annual Openings
355
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.60%
Cooks, Restaurant
2020 Base Year Employment
2,676
2022 Projected Employment
2,672
Total Annual Openings
344
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.10%
Social and Human Service Assistants
2020 Base Year Employment
3,228
2022 Projected Employment
3,210
Total Annual Openings
335
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.30%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
2020 Base Year Employment
2,895
2022 Projected Employment
2,867
Total Annual Openings
334
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.50%
Childcare Workers
2020 Base Year Employment
2,722
2022 Projected Employment
2,646
Total Annual Openings
329
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.40%
Registered Nurses
2020 Base Year Employment
7,090
2022 Projected Employment
7,062
Total Annual Openings
326
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.20%
General and Operations Managers
2020 Base Year Employment
4,362
2022 Projected Employment
4,325
Total Annual Openings
304
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.40%
Bartenders
2020 Base Year Employment
2,129
2022 Projected Employment
2,080
Total Annual Openings
304
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.20%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
2020 Base Year Employment
3,210
2022 Projected Employment
3,172
Total Annual Openings
302
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.60%
Nursing Assistants
2020 Base Year Employment
3,070
2022 Projected Employment
3,047
Total Annual Openings
300
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.40%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
2020 Base Year Employment
4,541
2022 Projected Employment
4,273
Total Annual Openings
292
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-3.00%
Receptionists and Information Clerks
2020 Base Year Employment
2,535
2022 Projected Employment
2,480
Total Annual Openings
274
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.10%
Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
2020 Base Year Employment
2,551
2022 Projected Employment
2,550
Total Annual Openings
268
Average Annual Growth Rate*
0.00%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
2020 Base Year Employment
3,971
2022 Projected Employment
3,943
Total Annual Openings
250
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.40%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
2020 Base Year Employment
3,111
2022 Projected Employment
3,071
Total Annual Openings
245
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.60%
Accountants and Auditors
2020 Base Year Employment
3,037
2022 Projected Employment
3,019
Total Annual Openings
239
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.30%
Construction Laborers
2020 Base Year Employment
2,538
2022 Projected Employment
2,524
Total Annual Openings
228
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.30%
Coaches and Scouts
2020 Base Year Employment
1,700
2022 Projected Employment
1,687
Total Annual Openings
223
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.40%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
2020 Base Year Employment
2,476
2022 Projected Employment
2,415
Total Annual Openings
216
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.20%
Recreation Workers
2020 Base Year Employment
1,343
2022 Projected Employment
1,341
Total Annual Openings
201
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.10%
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
2020 Base Year Employment
2,073
2022 Projected Employment
2,043
Total Annual Openings
201
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.70%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
2020 Base Year Employment
1,606
2022 Projected Employment
1,564
Total Annual Openings
195
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.30%
Compliance Officers
2020 Base Year Employment
2,228
2022 Projected Employment
2,276
Total Annual Openings
194
Average Annual Growth Rate*
1.10%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
2020 Base Year Employment
2,197
2022 Projected Employment
2,145
Total Annual Openings
176
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.20%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
2020 Base Year Employment
876
2022 Projected Employment
865
Total Annual Openings
175
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.60%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
2020 Base Year Employment
1,387
2022 Projected Employment
1,325
Total Annual Openings
173
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-2.30%
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
2020 Base Year Employment
2,916
2022 Projected Employment
2,897
Total Annual Openings
172
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.30%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
2020 Base Year Employment
1,196
2022 Projected Employment
1,166
Total Annual Openings
171
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.30%
Dishwashers
2020 Base Year Employment
1,347
2022 Projected Employment
1,293
Total Annual Openings
169
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-2.00%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
2020 Base Year Employment
1,048
2022 Projected Employment
1,059
Total Annual Openings
166
Average Annual Growth Rate*
0.50%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
2020 Base Year Employment
1,035
2022 Projected Employment
1,062
Total Annual Openings
165
Average Annual Growth Rate*
1.30%
Medical Secretaries
2020 Base Year Employment
1,790
2022 Projected Employment
1,759
Total Annual Openings
165
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.90%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
2020 Base Year Employment
848
2022 Projected Employment
824
Total Annual Openings
164
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-1.40%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
2020 Base Year Employment
2,040
2022 Projected Employment
2,002
Total Annual Openings
163
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.90%
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
2020 Base Year Employment
1,796
2022 Projected Employment
1,802
Total Annual Openings
160
Average Annual Growth Rate*
0.20%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
2020 Base Year Employment
1,134
2022 Projected Employment
1,123
Total Annual Openings
158
Average Annual Growth Rate*
-0.50%