Business owners and nonprofit managers with 50 or fewer employees (at any time during the year), who have experienced a 20% loss, and are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health response are invited to attend an informational webinar on a Maine small business recovery grant, Friday, Sept. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. Businesses that have already received, or may receive, federal funds for pandemic losses are also eligible for the grant. The deadline to apply is Sept. 9.

Register for the webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5EvFg20YSjSPKXO1yZIi5Q.

Tips for Applicants

Don't wait. Give yourself plenty of time.

First, get your DUNS number here if you don't already have it.

Search for your DUNS number (if you don’t remember it) on https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/lookup.html.

Gather business income and expense and tax forms.

Look-up your NAICS code here. Agriculture two-digit sector code is 11; enter your more specific code (more digits) into application.

Read this document (PDF). Eligibility pages 3-5, application requirements page 6.

Economic Recovery Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions.