SEVCA’s Micro Business Development Program (MBDP) announces that applications are now being accepted online for the third round of Economic Micro Business Recovery Assistance for the COVID-19 Epidemic (E.M.B.R.A.C.E.) from businesses open before 12/31/20 that have not previously received the grant. Five thousand dollar grants are available for Vermont-based businesses affected by COVID-19 with five employees or fewer, including sole proprietors, and from low to moderate income households. Businesses that opened after 1/1/21 or that are planned to launch by 11/1/22 may apply beginning on 1/18/22 and must have met for a minimum of 1 hour with a MBDP Counselor. Businesses open before 12/31/21 that have received an E.M.B.R.A.C.E. grant before may apply beginning on 3/1/22.