The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has established an Economic Recovery Grant Program for Maine small businesses and nonprofits. The program will provide financial relief for businesses and nonprofit organizations that incurred business disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligibility criteria, distribution criteria, and the grant calculation formula can be found here.

An informational webinar for the program, led by Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Heather Johnson and Business Development Manager Jonathan Poole, was held Aug. 21. A second webinar will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. Participants will be able to ask questions. Register here for the Aug. 25 webinar.

For more information on the program, visit For information on other grants, visit