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We will be providing up to $2,500 in grant allocations with the opportunity to reapply for up to $10,000 (as funds become available).

Due to the many deserving applications and limited funds,
the application process is now closed.
Applications will reopen if and as additional funds become available.

The first round of allocations have been made. Our advisory committee is continuing to review applications. Thank you for your patience.

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The Maine legislature allocated $10,000,000 to provide grant opportunities to businesses and organizations, including nonprofit organizations, affected by specified severe weather-related events. These events include the Dec 18, 2023 storm, the Jan 10, 2024 storm and the Jan 13, 2024 storm. Projects may include a recovery component for damage sustained and must include efforts to increase business resilience to future storms and other climate conditions. 

Maine DECD Webinar - Business Recovery & Resilience Grant

TUESDAY, MAY 14th - 11:00AM

The Mills Administration’s Maine Flood Resources & Assistance Hub contains links to helpful information, resources, and assistance for Maine people who have been impacted by flooding and damages from recent weather events. Learn more at:



In the wake of December 18th's devastating storm, affectionately dubbed the "Grinch," the Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association (MGFPA) and Retail Association of Maine (RAM) are taking proactive steps to support the numerous businesses affected across the state. The storm brought severe flooding, road washouts, and prolonged power outages, resulting in substantial losses for retailers, grocers, restaurants, and other small enterprises.


Inspired by the successful relief efforts in Vermont following a similar catastrophe, RAM and MGFPA are proud to announce the launch of the Maine Business Relief Fund. This initiative aims to provide crucial assistance to Maine's small businesses in their recovery from the storm's impact.

Partners & Major Contributors

Thank you to our generous supporters.

And a special thank you to Governor Mills for her strong support of the Maine Business Relief Fund.

We are proud to announce a commitment of $250,000 in matching funds from an anonymous private donor, emphasizing the significant impact of collective contributions.

Major Contributors

Hancock Lumber
Lawrence Family Foundation
Maine Office of Tourism


Champion Contributors
Maine Beverage Distributors Association

Miles Marketing

Old Port Candy Co and Old Port Card Works
Royal River Natural Foods
United Insurance

Supporting Contributor
Maine Better Transportation

Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce

Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce
Maine Development Foundation
Maine Tourism Association

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

The Forks Chamber of Commerce

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