Irene Relief Aid and Resources

After flooding from Tropical Storm Irene Efficiency Vermont created several flood specific initiatives to help Vermont homeowners and businesses repair or rebuild as energy efficiently and safely as possible.

  • We are no longer accepting reservations for Free Flood Repair Assessments with Air Sealing for Homes and Small Businesses. If you scheduled your flood repair assessment before the November 30, 2011 deadline, find out more about preparing for the assessment.
  • There are no Buttoning up after a flood workshops currently scheduled- View a video of a past workshop if you missed the workshop in your area.
  • Rebates for Appliances and Heating and Hot Water Systems

Community Links

If you are an individual and need immediate help, call 211 or go to

Information on Vermont road conditions, call 511 or go to

If you are a business (for-profit; non-profit; multi-family housing provider, etc.) please call the Vermont State Agency of Commerce & Community Development at 802-828-3211 to report damage to your business and to speak to someone about additional resources available.

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) has allocated up to $10 million in low-interest loans (1% for the first two years with no payments required in the first year) that will be made available to businesses and farms hurt by Hurricane Irene. Information at

The Vermont State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) has loan funds available at 1% to municipalities for repair of flood-damaged roads and bridges. More information at

Visit for information on how to donate or volunteer in Vermont recovery efforts.