Calling all remote workers: Vermont will give you US$10,000 if you move there. Applications open January 1, 2019 (via Fast Company).
Vermont wants more remote workers in the state as a way to address its diminishing population. Joan Goldstein, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development, said:
We’re the second-to-smallest state in the nation, and we’re also getting older, so we really need to make sure there’s more of a workforce here.
To apply for the Remote Worker Grant Program you’ll have to move to Vermont first. The program offers reimbursements and not money in advance. If you can prove you have a full-time remote job, you can get paid back for moving expenses, internet bills, or memberships in co-working spaces. The grant offers up to US$5,000 a year for two years.
You can start the application process here.