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January 18th: VCLF is Hiring a Business Navigator

The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) is hiring a Business Advisor to provide a variety of financial and business management advisement, technical assistance, and related educational services to new and existing small and micro businesses and organizations as part of VCLF’s Business Resource Center. Read More

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January 2021 Update: VCLF & the Paycheck Protection Program

April 6th, 2020 Update on the Vermont Community Loan Fund's participation in the US Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Read More

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VCLFs Will Belongia and Jake Ide Discuss 2020s Challenges, New Initiatives & More on WDEV Radio

Listen in as Will Belongia, our Executive Director, and Jake Ide, our Director of Investment & Philanthropy, discuss the Loan Fund's latest challenges, lending programs and initiatives on local radio station WDEV's "Vermont Viewpoint" with host Ric Cengeri. Read More

VCLF Part of Expanded SBA Microloan Program

With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding an additional $50 million for loans and $24 million for technical assistance, the U.S. Small Business Administration is expanding its Microloan program and increasing access to capital for small businesses across the country.Read More

VCLF Puts Stimulus Bill Dollars to Work

Vermont's business sector has been a significant beneficiary of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the legislation also known as the Stimulus Bill, thanks in large part to the Vermont Community Loan Fund.Read More

VCLF Awarded $2 Million Grant from CDFI Fund

The Vermont Community Loan Fund, a 22-year old private, non-profit opportunity finance organization, has been awarded the maximum amount of CDFI grant funding possible: $1.95 million in permanent lending capital and $50,000 in technical assistance funds.Read More