Vermont Front-Line Employee Hazard Pay Grant Program
What: The Vermont Legislature approved the Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant Programs - Health Care Stabilization and Hazard Pay plan in early July.

Some 16,000 essential workers are slated to receive a $2,000 benefit. Some will receive $1,200 based on the risk of exposure to COVID-19, number of hours worked and an employee’s hourly wage.

When employers who applied are approved, they will receive the awarded amount from the State of Vermont.

Who is eligible to apply?: Click here to find out who can apply.

How & When to apply:
  • The application for the Health Care Stabilization is available here. More information about how to apply is available on the Department of Vermont Heath Access website.
  • Apply NOW! Applications are now OPEN. These grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
More information on Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant Programs - Health Care Stabilization and Hazard Pay:

PayData is here to help. What & How to pay through your PayData Payroll?:
  • Run or request a Payroll Register for the eligible period of the application: 3/15/2020-5/15/2020. Please contact your PayData CSR for help.
  • Set up a Separate Pay Category for VT Hazard Pay. Click on the link below.
  • VT Hazard Pay will be paid in a separate payroll process.