Local Government Expense Reimbursement - FEMA Grant Application

Act 137 of 2020<> includes various reimbursements and grants for entities directly related to COVID-19, using the Federal CARES Act funding for Vermont.

Section 7 of the Act, the Local Government Expense Reimbursement (LGER), appropriates $13 million in grants to units of local government to reimburse eligible COVID-19 expenses incurred between March 1 and December 30, 2020.  Expenses are only eligible for reimbursement through the LGER Grant to the extent that they are not covered by insurance or other federal funding sources, including funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Therefore, it is imperative that your unit of local government apply for FEMA funding for those expenses which are eligible through the FEMA Public Assistance program prior to submitting your application for the Local Government Expense Reimbursement (LGER).  Note that for FEMA-eligible costs, LGER will cover the 25% non-FEMA match. For more information on how to apply for FEMA funding, go to<>.

More information and application guidance for the LGER Grant will be available soon.

Jill Remick | Director

Property Valuation and Review Division | Vermont Department of Taxes

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