COVID-19 Local Government Expense Reimbursement (LGER)

Grant funding available for local governments

The State of Vermont recently announced $12.5 million in grant funding for local governments. The reimbursement program can help cover the costs of eligible COVID-19 expenses such as the cost of supplies, equipment, facilities alterations and overtime compensation. The deadline to apply is September 4, 2020.


The Local Government Expense Reimbursement (LGER) Grant program is open to Vermont counties, Vermont cities, towns, unorganized towns and gores, unified towns, incorporated villages, fire districts, consolidated water districts, consolidated sewer districts and solid waste management districts. While the grant may cover necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency, the grant however will not reimburse for expenses that are covered by insurance or from other funding sources including funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA.) Eligible expenses are those cost incurred from March 27, 2020 through December 30, 2020.


Grant guidelines and grant application can be found at: Regional Planning Commissions around the state are providing assistance to help local cities, towns, villages and solid waste management districts identify eligible costs. For additional information please contact Grace Vinson at