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Scott Proposes More Economic Recovery Grants

Vermont Governor Phil Scott  (file photo)
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott (file photo)

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott has proposed using $130 million more in federal coronavirus relief funding to help businesses and others recover from the pandemic.
The proposal would devote $23 million to expand the economic recovery grant program. Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Lindsay Kurrle says the lodging sector is down 90% in revenues and food and service is down 87% from previous years.  “These hard hit sectors need more support so we’re proposing $50 million in hospitality and tourism specific grants to bring economic relief.”

The proposal includes another $50 million to give every Vermont household $150 as part of a buy-local campaign and $10 million for economic development and tourism marketing.
 
The Associated Press contributed to this report.  Contents © copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

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