FEMA is currently assessing storm damages, if your home or business has damage please report the damage and unmet needs to the Vermont 2-1-1 website vermont211.org. This is not a guarantee of resources so reach out to your insurance company as well. If you are unable to use the Vermont 2-1-1 link please call 866-652-4636 or 802-652-4636 and leave a message if you get a voice recording.
Please be alert for potential fraud. All FEMA Agents must carry Agency Identification with them and must produce it if asked.
- Timeline and Information about Federal Flood Recovery Programs - During this challenging time, it may be helpful to keep a few things in mind. First, to be eligible for assistance, you should be prepared to prove your losses. Photographs of damages and specific descriptions of the damage/impact can help. Your insurance company or the Farm Service Agency (FSA) may want to inspect your property, so ask about related requirements before cleaning up flood damage. Second, there are many potential programs, and filing notice of loss, applying for assistance, and communication with your insurance company and/or the federal agency responsible for any applicable program is key. Third, private groups are also raising money to help with recovery and the State may have additional relief programs, so it is important to stay in touch and explore all options. Finally, low interest loans from FSA and/or the Small Business Administration (SBA) may also be available.
- Press Release: SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Vermont Affected by Recent Severe Storms and Flooding
- Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance - On July 14, 2023, President Biden approved Vermont’s Major Disaster Declaration request. This Declaration authorized Vermont to receive “individual assistance,” which includes Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
- USDA Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool
- USDA Service Centers
- USDA Disaster Assistance Programs At-A-Glance
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance
- NRCS Vermont Allocates $4 Million to Assist Farmers Recover from Floods | Natural Resources Conservation Service (usda.gov)
- National Disaster Recovery Assistance through EQIP
- USDA Emergency Conservation Program - The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) helps farmers and ranchers repair damage to farmlands caused by natural disasters and put in place methods for water conservation during severe drought.
- NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Service - The EWP Program is a recovery effort aimed at relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural disasters.
- Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program compensates eligible producers for hive loss, stored feed and grazing losses. For ELAP, producers will need to file a notice of loss within 30 days and honeybee losses within 15 days.
- Tree Assistance Program (TAP) to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes or vines lost. Eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers may be eligible for cost-share assistance. A program application must be filed within 90 days.
- Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) compliments TAP or crop insurance coverage, which covers the crop but not the plants or trees in all cases.
- Vermont Natural Resources Conservation Districts Flood Resources - Vermont's NRCD's are working closely with our communities, organizations, and government agencies to coordinate efforts and resources related to the flooding. Those in need of assistance can reach out to their local Conservation District. We are ready and available to help you address concerns, navigate available resources, and plan for a more resilient future.
- Vermont Department of Mental Health Flood Resources - A disaster event such as this historic flooding is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. People can call or text the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline’s toll-free number (1–800–985–5990) and receive immediate counseling.
- Vermont Agency of Natural Resources - Information about how to clean up debris, repair your well or septic systems, report a landslide, boil water.
- Vermont Department of Health Flood and Health Resources - Guidance for Vermont Flood Recovery Health and Safety
- Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development - ACCD has established this page to serve as a resource center for the recovery process in the weeks and months ahead.