COVID-19 Resources for Individuals and Businesses

This page was last updated on June 3, 2020

For Self-Employed | For Employers | For Employees | From the Office of the Governor | Other Information

For Self Employed Individuals

Maine Department of Labor

Small Business Administration

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For Employers

Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Resources

On April 28, Governor Mills issued a plan for Restarting Maine's Economy, which includes a staged approach for re-opening businesses and identifies specific industries which are authorized to re-open during Stage 1, starting May 1, 2020. Industries approved include guided hunting, fishing, and boating operators, and marinas.

In order to open, individual businesses must commit to complying with a checklist of requirements developed for their industry by completing an online form.

Small Business Administration

  • SBA Paycheck Protection Program  - The Small Business Administration resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans SBA is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses. Agricultural businesses includes those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).
  • Small Business Administration’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Maine and US Departments of Labor

Finance Authority of Maine

  • COVID-19 Relief Interim SBA Finance Loan Program provides FAME Direct Loans of up to $100,000 with special terms available to eligible borrowers who provide proof of commitment for SBA financing. Eligible borrowers will provide proof of commitment for SBA financing with the intention the FAME loan would be originated for use to business owner until such time as SBA loan is funded. The SBA loan would then pay-off the FAME loan.
  • COVID-19 Relief Business Direct Loan Program provides FAME Direct Loans of up to $50,000 with special terms available to Maine-based businesses experiencing interruption or hardship due to COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Chamber of Commerce

For Employees

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)

Maine and US Department of Labor

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Chamber of Commerce

UD Department of Commerce

COVID-19 Response Information and Resources from the Office of the Governor

Other Information

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