Was Vermont too generous with COVID relief money for businesses?
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - A new report from the state auditor suggests Vermont was too generous in handing out COVID relief money businesses.
Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer is questioning the way the Commerce Agency administered the program.
Hoffer’s audit found less than half of the companies sampled demonstrated revenue losses that justified the amount of money they received, and two-thirds of those companies made more money in 2020 than 2019 as a result of the grant funds.
We reached out to the Commerce Agency for a response but did not hear back before this story was published.
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