COVID-19 Loan and Grant Programs

The City of Portland’s Business Loan and Grant Programs are designed to provide financial assistance to Portland businesses impacted by COVID-19. This includes businesses that have remained open, have furloughed some or all of their employees, businesses that have closed temporarily, and those have re-opened.

NEW:  Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG)    Program Guidelines

Businesses that need financial assistance to operate a component of their business outdoors through the fall and winter can submit an application for a Winter Business Sustainability Grant. The program will provide up to $10,000 grants for a range of equipment such as coverings, heaters, lighting, platforms, and other items needed for outdoor operations.  

The Housing and Economic Development Department will accept applications through 4:00 PM on December 9, 2020.  Please email applications and all attachments to nrh@portlandmaine.gov.  APPLY HERE  

MICROENTERPRISE GRANT PROGRAM, JOB REHIRING, AND RAPID RESPONSE MICROLOAN PROGRAM

Applications that are received by December 4, 2020, will be considered for funding on December 17th. Funding approvals will be voted on at that meeting.

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APPLY

HOW DO I APPLY?

The application is a google a form, you must log into a google account to fill out the form. If you do not

have a google account you can create one here. Alternatively, you can submit the form by downloading

the PDF application and scanning all attachments via email to edd@portlandmaine.gov

If you previously received a Micro-Enterprise Grant and you have commercial space, you may be eligible for an additional $2,500. Learn more here.

AM i Low/ Moderate Income?

FY 2020 CDBG Income Limits

WHAT WILL I NEED TO APPLY?

You will need to submit documentation with your application including:

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GUIDELINES AVAILABLE HERE:

 Rapid Response Guidelines | COVID-19 BAP Guidelines | MicroEnterprise Guidelines