Economic Recovery Grant Program Established

August 20, 2020

Maine small businesses and nonprofits should apply for a newly established Economic Recovery Grant. The program will provide financial relief for businesses and nonprofit organizations that incurred business disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Refer to this document (PDF) for eligibility criteria, distribution criteria, and the grant calculation formula.

Register for an Informational Webinar

Join the Department of Economic and Community Development's Commissioner Heather Johnson and Business Development Manager Jonathan Poole for an informational webinar on the Economic Recovery Grant Program.

This informational session will provide you with the information required to apply for this grant program and will give you an opportunity to ask questions.

  • Register for Friday, August 21 at 10:00 AM
  • Register for Tuesday, August 25 at 11:00 AM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Economic Recovery Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions

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Note to Maine agricultural producers: USDA extended CFAP application period to September 11, 2020. Producers should inquire about eligibility and apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center.