Vermont’s Incentive to Relocate Program: Past Success, Current Pause

Since 2018, Vermont has paid people to move to the Green Mountain State. The worker relocation incentive program was funded by the Legislature until this session when it didn’t garner enough support.  Since the program kicked off, 876 grant recipients have moved in, yielding more than 1,750 new people in Vermont communities, but it’s no longer accepting applications. While applications are closed and this program is currently not being re-funded, the state says there’s around $578,000 remaining to issue to the long list of applicants in the pool.