On August 30, 2023

Vermont Strong license plates benefit flood victims 

 

Vermonters can now get “Vermont Strong” license plates are now available for purchase. All proceeds will support victims of the summer’s severe flooding.

 “Time and time again, Vermonters have shown how willing they are to step up, join together, help their neighbors and unite for their communities,” said Governor Phil Scott. “This summer’s flooding has been no exception. It’s clear, We Are Vermont Strong, and Tough Too! I know many Vermonters will be excited to contribute to flood recovery efforts and proudly display the new plates.” 

There are two different license plate options available. One says, “We Are Vermont Strong ’23” and the other adds the words, “Tough Too!” The license plates cost $35 each and retailers may place bulk orders for resale. 

The two license plates can also be purchased in-person at all Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) locations starting Sept. 1. In addition to the two plate options, there will be a limited, online only deal, where one can get a “Tough Too!” plate and a pair of Darn Tough “Vermont Strong” socks for $70.

Online purchases can be made at Vermont.gov/vermontstrong23.

 Half of the proceeds from the sales will support the Vermont Community Foundation, which is helping fill gaps in funding needed to address the most significant disaster relief needs of individual Vermonters.

 The other half will support to the Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP), which is supporting employers who experienced significant flood damage to reopen and reemploy Vermonters.

 “We are very excited to bring back the Vermont Strong license plates that were so well received after Tropical Storm Irene,” said DMV Commissioner Wanda Minoli. “The updated design reflects the community spirit of Vermont, and every sale will contribute financially to unmet needs of Vermonters, businesses, and farms that need vital support after the devastating flooding last month.”

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