Business Supports

Featured Programs

Maine Seafood Dealer and Processor COVID-19 Response and Resilience Grant Program

The Maine Seafood Dealer and Processor COVID-19 Response and Resilience Grant Program provides recovery grants to Maine seafood and seafood processing businesses. Applications closed April 28, 2022. 

Small Business Health Insurance Premium Relief Program

The Small Business Health Insurance Premium Relief Program provides funding to help cover the costs of employee insurance premiums for small business owners.

Pandemic Recovery for an Innovative Maine Economy (PRIME) Fund

The Pandemic Recovery for an Innovative Maine Economy (PRIME) Fund provides recovery grants to businesses in Maine's seven targeted technology sectors. Applications closed May 24, 2022.

Program Name Funding Administering Agency Category Category Launch Status
Agricultural Infrastructure Investment Program $20,000,000 Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Business Supports Agriculture Active
Business Technical Assistance & Entrepreneurial Training for Underrepresented Populations $1,500,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Small Businesses Active
Clean Energy Partnership - Innovation Initiative $2,500,000 Governor's Energy Office Business Supports Clean Energy Active
Designing the Maine Agriculture, Food & Forest Products Investment Fund $82,000 Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Business Supports Agriculture Pending
Domestic Trade Program $15,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Economic Development Active
Economic Recovery Grants: Maine Jobs and Recovery Small Business Grant Program $20,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Small Businesses Active
Electricity Grid Upgrades for Economic Development $8,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Economic Development Pending
Forestry Recovery Initiative $20,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Forestry Active
Improve Fishing Industry Research, Monitoring, and Sustainability $14,435,000 Department of Marine Resources Business Supports Commercial Fisheries and Seafood Pending
Increase Licensing Efficiency $13,000,000 Department of Environmental Protection Business Supports Regulatory Reform Active
Maine Industry Partnerships for Workforce Development $3,700,000 Department of Labor Business Supports Worker Attraction, Development, and Retention Active
Maine Seafood Dealer and Processor COVID-19 Response and Resilience Grant Program $10,000,000 Department of Marine Resources Business Supports Commercial Fisheries and Seafood Active
New Business Recovery Grants and Technical Assistance $8,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports New Businesses Active
Pandemic Recovery for an Innovative Maine Economy (PRIME) Fund $39,646,609 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Innovation Economy Active
Remote Worker Welcome Program $5,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Worker Attraction, Development, and Retention Pending
Renovate Wright's Wharf and Bulkhead to Improve Access for Seafood Businesses $2,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Commercial Fisheries and Seafood Pending
Replenish Maine Unemployment Trust Fund $80,000,000 Department of Labor Business Supports Economic Development Complete
Small Business Health Insurance Premium Relief Program $39,000,000 Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Business Supports Small Businesses Active
State Procurement Business Diversity $1,500,000 Department of Administrative and Financial Services Business Supports Small Businesses Pending
Thrive Maine - Pandemic Recovery Business Loan Program $58,400,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Small Businesses Pending
Welcome Home Talent Attraction Program $5,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Worker Attraction, Development, and Retention Pending
Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program $400,000 Department of Labor Business Supports Worker Attraction, Development, and Retention Active
Workforce Diversity for Impacted Industries $5,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Business Supports Worker Attraction, Development, and Retention Active
Workforce Transportation Program $5,000,000 Department of Transportation Business Supports Worker Attraction, Development, and Retention Active