Relocation Incentives

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Overview

The Vermont Legislature created relocation incentives to attract new residents to the state and grow the workforce as well as provide support to Vermont employers. The application is currently closed but stay tuned for information about additional incentives as they become available.

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, on or after July 1, 2021:

  • Relocated to Vermont, became a full-time resident; and
  • Became a full-time employee of a Vermont employer; and
  • Is employed in an occupation identified by the Vermont Department of Labor in its Short Term Occupational Projections with the Most Openings; and
  • The wage for the position equals or exceeds the Vermont livable wage rate as updated 1/15/21 in accordance with 2 V.S.A. §526. Currently this is $13.39 per/hr; and
  • Incurred qualified relocation expenses; and
  • Is subject to Vermont income tax; and
  • Is employed by an employer who attests that, after reasonable time and effort, the employer was unable to fill the employee’s position from among Vermont applicants.

New Remote Worker Grant

GRANT ELIGIBILITY

The criteria outlined below will be used to determine eligibility for the New Remote Worker Grant. An eligible applicant is someone who, on or after February 1, 2022:

  • Relocated to Vermont, became a full-time resident; and
  • Is working full time remotely for an out-of-state employer from a home office or coworking space located within VT; and
  • The applicant’s wage equals or exceeds the Vermont livable wage rate as updated 1/15/21 in accordance with 2 V.S.A. §526. Currently this is $13.39 per/hour; and
  • Incurred qualified relocation expenses; and
  • Is subject to Vermont income tax