The Maine Department of Economic & Community Development, in partnership with the Maine Small Business Development Centers, will provide grants of up to $5,000 for businesses with five or fewer employees, with an owner whose income is in the low to moderate range as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

To be eligible, businesses must be a Maine business, must demonstrate a revenue loss as a direct consequence of COVID-19, must have five or fewer employees including the owner(s), and must have a DUNS Number, which can be obtained at https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/. Funds cannot duplicate those received from other federal, state or local programs (including other CDBG funds) and the owner's household income must be low/moderate as defined by HUD as verified by 2019 tax return. More details can be found at https://www.mainesbdc.org/cdbg/.

Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Business owners must meet with a Maine SBDC business advisor to determine eligibility and submit an application. Connect with a business advisor at https://mainesbdc.centerdynamics.com/reg.aspx?mode=counsel&center=11000&subloc=0.

For more help, visit https://www.mainesbdc.org/advising/.