Relocation Incentives

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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Applicants are no longer being accepted for the New Worker Relocation Grant Program. The program was fully subscribed by October 7, 2020. We are continuing to process applications submitted in the order they were received until all funds have been awarded*. The Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Legislature will evaluate the possibility of additional funding for the continuation of the program during the 2021 Legislative Session. Subscribe to the 802+YOU newsletter for updates or revisit this page.

*Due to limited funding this does not guarantee all applications submitted will receive an award.

New Worker Relocation Grant Program (2020)

The New Worker Relocation Grant Program was signed into law to encourage workers to move to Vermont to work for Vermont companies.

NEW WORKER RELOCATION PROGRAM DEFINITION

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

An eligible applicant is someone who, on or after January 1, 2020

  1. Relocated to Vermont and became a full-time resident; and
  2. Became a full-time employee of a Vermont business; and
  3. Incurred qualified expenses; and
  4. Is employed in an occupation identified by the Vermont Department of Labor in its 2016–2026 Long Term Occupational Projections; and
  5. The wage for the position meets the minimum wage requirement.

    Any Questions?

    Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as a place to start. If you have additional questions, please email workerrelocation@vermont.gov

    Learn more about the program’s outcomes in the New Worker Relocation Grant Program Annual Report. 

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE

    Applicants are no longer being accepted for the Remote Worker Grant Program. As of January 6, 2020, the program awarded all the funds allocated to it. The funding was awarded on a first-come. first-serve basis as appropriated. The Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Legislature will evaluate the possibility of additional funding for the continuation of the program during the 2021 Legislative Session. Subscribe to the 802+YOU newsletter for updates or revisit this page.

    *Due to limited funding this does not guarantee all applications submitted will receive an award.

    Remote Worker Grant Program (2019)

    The Remote Worker Grant Program was created by the Vermont Legislature to encourage professionals who perform the majority of their employment duties remotely from a home office or co-working space to relocate to Vermont.

    REMOTE WORKER PROGRAM DEFINITION

    The criteria outlined below determined eligibility for the Remote Worker Grant Program. Applicants must meet all criteria to be eligible.

    1. New remote worker must be an individual who is a full-time employee as defined by the employer and who receives a W-2 from their employer. 
    2. New remote worker must become a full-time resident of Vermont on or after January 1, 2019. 
    3. New remote worker must perform the majority of their employment duties remotely from a home office or co-working space in Vermont. 
    4. New remote worker must have incurred qualifying remote worker expenses. “Qualifying Remote Worker Expenses” is defined as actual costs a new remote worker incurred for relocation to Vermont and/or one or more of the following that are necessary to perform their employment duties that are not already reimbursed by the employer: computer software or hardware, broadband access or upgrade, membership in a co-working or similar space. 
    5. New remote workers may be eligible to receive a reimbursement grant upon receipt by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development of the Remote Worker Grant Program application with documentation supporting the qualifying expenses and proof of residency. Applications must be received complete and error free to be eligible. 

      Any Questions?

      Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as a place to start. If you have additional questions, please email remoteworker@vermont.gov.

      Learn more about the program’s outcomes in the Remote Worker Grant Program Annual Report.