In late June 2020, the Vermont General Assembly passed a host of bills tied to the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) that were subsequently signed into law as Act 120. Through four different programs (School and Indoor Air Quality Grant Program, Summer Food Service Program, Approved Independent Schools grant and LEA grant) the AOE will administer CRF funds totaling approximately $49 million for which all eligible costs must be incurred prior to December 30, 2020.
The application for the Summer Food Service Program closed on August 18 and AOE will be sending out grant award agreements during the week of August 24-28. After grant agreements have been executed, subrecipients may submit reimbursement requests for eligible costs to AOE.
The School and Indoor Air Quality Grant Program agreement was completed with Efficiency Vermont on August 20 and interested LEAs and Approved Independent Schools should contact Efficiency Vermont directly if they are interested in applying for those funds. For more information, please visit Efficiency Vermont's website.
The LEA grant application opened on August 21. All applications must be received by 4:30 pm, September 2. Please note that the completed application should include the budget worksheet (linked below).
The Approved Independent School grant application opened on August 24. All applications must be received by 4:30 pm, September 2. Please note that the completed application should include the budget worksheet (linked below) and a W-9.
All questions to the AOE about CRF Applications should be directed to the AOE CRF Application team at email@example.com.
For information about how to complete the CRF Application, please see these instructions.