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Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures Grants Now Accepting Applications Through VCLF

The Vermont Community Loan Fund is now accepting applications for Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures (BBSBF) 2019 grants. The fund was created in 2002 by the Vermont legislature to increase the quantity and quality of child care and early education programs in Vermont. Read More

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VCLF Lends $522,000 in Q1 2019

Sarah Leblanc seems never to have encountered a closed door she couldn’t open. Take,for example, the challenges she encountered when starting up Georgia’s Next Generation, her new early care & learning center. Located in Georgia, Franklin County, where need for quality early care & learning programs is among the highest in the state, Sarah’s plan for Georgia’s Next Generation would open doors for local families and children from the get-go. Read More

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VCLF welcomes Carmen Tall, new Director of Business and Early Care & Learning Programs

Carmen Tall has joined the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) as Director of Business and Early Care & Learning Programs. Carmen comes to the Loan Fund with extensive experience in commercial lending, mortgage banking, and financial education. Read More

VCLF Becomes VT's First Statewide Microlender

MONTPELIER, Vt. ”“ Representatives of the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF), small businesses from across the state, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Senator Patrick Leahy said Friday that two key loan provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ”“ the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund and the Small Business Administration’s Micro-Loan Program ”“ are helping Vermont businesses find access to much-needed capital.Read More