Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program

Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program

The State of Maine plans to use CARES Act relief funding to help our economy recover from the impacts of the global pandemic by supporting Maine-based businesses and non-profit organizations through an Economic Recovery Grant Program.  Up to $200 million in federal funds has been made available statewide to provide relief from COVID-19 related losses by qualifying small businesses and non-profits with 50 or fewer employees (501(c)(4) and (c)(6) non-profits, as well as certain others.  

The Maine Department of Economic Development (DECD) also has set up a hotline for employers to call with questions.  That number is 1-800-872-3838 (option 3). Questions also may be emailed to  

The grant application period opens August 21st and closes September 9th. Awards will be based on demonstrated need and NOT awarded first-come, first-served. The maximum grant awarded to a business or non-profit organization will be $100,000. 

View the Governor's Announcement.

Program Information