Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
05/21/21 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Maine local municipal governments (excluding entitlement communities) for projects that assist businesses with job creation and retention for the low-to-moderate income sector. Applicants must submit an Intent to Apply prior to applying. Funding is intended to prevent and eliminate slum conditions through increased employment.
All CDBG funded activities must meet one of three National Objectives of the program. These objectives are:
The following limited conditions apply:
For additional information about job creation, see: https://www.maine.gov/decd/sites/maine.gov.decd/files/inline-files/2021%20Economic%20Development%20Program%20Application.pdf#page=15
The Project Development Phase includes:
For information about grants to municipalities, see: https://www.maine.gov/decd/sites/maine.gov.decd/files/inline-files/2021%20Economic%20Development%20Program%20Letter%20of%20Intent.pdf#page=2
GrantWatch ID#: 167238
The minimum request for EDP assistance is $100,000.
Grants to Municipalities/Grants to Municipalities for Direct Business Support: Up to $500,000
Start-up businesses are limited to a maximum grant award of $250,000.
The maximum CDBG participation per job created or retained with EDP funds is $30,000.
Projects with a total cost exceeding $3,000,000 are not eligible for EDP assistance.
Funds will not be available until after July 1, 2021. Projects are expected to have successful completion within 12 months.
Applicants have up to three months to complete the project development phase process or notice of award may be rescinded.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit Letters of Intent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be submitted to email@example.com
Office of Community Development
111 Sewall Street, 3rd Floor
59 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0059
Phone: (207) 624-7484
Fax: (207) 287-8070
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