New Worker Relocation Grant Program

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development launched a New Worker Relocation Grant Program on January 1, 2020. The program offers reimbursement grants of up to $7,500 to new residents who move to Vermont and take a job with a Vermont business.

We have confirmed with ACCD that the State of Vermont is a qualifying employer. New hires who move to Vermont from out of state would be eligible to apply for this grant.

This offers us another incentive that we can use as we work to recruit top talent, especially for hard to fill positions. In addition, if the new employee doesn’t qualify, a trailing spouse may.

A wide variety of occupations are qualifying for this grant program. However, some of our job titles may not qualify, but our Talent Acquisition Division staff are trained to offer assistance to help you interpret whether your job would qualify.  It should be noted that ACCD will make a final determination after an individual applies for the grant.

You can find more information about the New Worker Relocation Grant Program and a helpful FAQ on the ACCD web site.

If you would like assistance, you can contact Bill Meirs, Manager, Talent Acquisition Services (bill.meirs@vermont.gov) or the Talent Acquisition Specialist assigned to your Department.  

Qualifying Occupations (pdf)