ReVTA Vendor Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
can you put the link to the navigator form in the chat?
This is not the correct link. Standby please.
Thank you, Adam.
Everything, including the registration form, is best accessed through the website: vermonteconomicdevelopment.com
Please state that again: A non-VT based provider can apply as long as their business is registered in VT?
Stephanie, if the technical assistance provider is at least registered to do business in Vermont, they may register as a provider.
And they have to have been registered as of February 1, or did I mishear that?
As a Statewide resource, will we work with multiple navigators as they work for each company?
what's the difference between assistance timeline and assistance milestones?
Lisa, workflows will be drive by the business applicant which is tied to their regional navigator. So, yes potential multiple navigators.
Timeline is start and end dates. Milestones are determined to help keep project on track. Navigator will hold vendor and business accountable to milestones to make sure projects are on track
Can you repeat how vendor and clients are matched? Will nonprofit serving vendors be given preference for nonprofit applicants?
Can the completion date be after the Dec deadline if, for example the scope is ongoing retainer work?
Morgan- Businesses are solely responsible for doing any due diligence on perspective vendors- they chose. Navigator helps make connections
Can we sign up as a Vendor while we are waiting for our new insurance policy?
Does BDCC need to be named insured or just a basic COI?
Valerie, absolutely. Just understand that it is a requirement for actual payment in the end.
Is it E&O Insurance you are requiring?
Yes, you can sign up without insurance, just know you will need this to enter into scope of work
confirming it is E&O and not some other type.
The client and BDCC will need to be named regardless of RDC region as BDCC is fiscal sponsor statewide
See website for detailed list of insurance requirements
Do I understand correctly that if I was not registered with the State as of February of my status as a Photographer, I cannot apply for this TA program?
I noticed the deadline for all work completed is Dec 4. This is a relatively short timeline. Can you help us all understand the reason behind this timeline? Was it to meet the requirements of the funding?
Will a business be reimbursed for the SOW or will funds be directly sent to a vendor after the scope of work is completed?
1. Can the program cover goods, or only services. E.g. in my case a client may wish to source laptops, webcams, etc. to facilitate work-from-home. Would these expenses be covered?
2. Can a vendor also participate as a client?
If you click "Participants", the raise hand function appears in the menu that pops up.
Tim West- Yes, you can be a vendor and a client!
What is the reason for the requirement of Feb 1st registration in VT? Businesses have grown up during the pandemic to help folks navigate pandemic-specific challenges. It’s unfortunate that this program and its participants will lose out on those resources.
What are the minimum insurance requirements? I priced out insurance yesterday for my business based on the information in the application (I’m a consultant, no employees, working remotely, do not currently have insurance) and the quote was $800-1200 for basic coverage that seemed to fit what the application required. That’s a steep price to invest with no guarantee of work to offset it. I understand this is a federal requirement, but it feels prohibitive, unfortunately. I wonder if I’ve misunderstood the requirement.
Can recipients (the businesses receiving services) apply for multiple grants
Sorry to be a pest but can you please tell me if only services are covered, or goods as well? E.g. can I source laptops, webcams, etc for client to set up work-from-home?
Will answer to all:- one moment
Can multiple clients be grouped into a single SOW for the same deliverable? Ex. 3 nonprofit clients seeking a single technical assistance training for their board on the same topic. Or would this be multiple SOWs? Would this be a single $3,000 payment or multiple?
Morgan- Please let us know if you see opportunity with a group project- this is most efficient and would be supported.
Thanks - this was very informative!
On the website is there a listing of all the statewide Navigators?
Yes thank you.
Thanks everyone for your interest and the work you do!
Thank you all!