VRS helps pay for startup or stabilization costs that you put in your EP. They help pay for up to $9,300.00 or the amount that is set in VRS’ small business fee schedule. The fee schedule is adjusted each year. Things they help pay for include:
- occupational licenses
- tools and equipment
- start-up stocks and supplies
- a vehicle for the business and/or
- technical or marketing consultation assistance
VRS won't pay for salaries or for buying land or buildings. VRS also won't pay for costs that have to do with the ongoing operation of your business, or bankruptcy costs.
The VRS spending limit does not include the costs of rehabilitation technology or training. Rehabilitation technology is specialized equipment that you need because of your disability to be self-employed or run your business.