With the anticipation of Kennebec County (among others) being declared a federal disaster area, we wanted to provide information about disaster assistance via the U.S. Small Business Administration. Details on the loan programs and how to qualify can be found here. Disaster assistance | U.S. Small Business Administration (sba.gov)
Maine Flood Resources And Assistance Hub
This page has been developed to help Maine people find information, resources, and assistance to stay safe and recover from flooding and damages caused by the December 18, 2023 storm. It will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Inspired by the successful relief efforts in Vermont following a similar catastrophe, the Retail Association of Maine (RAM) and the Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association (MGFPA) have announced and launched the Maine Business Relief Fund in response to the devastating December 18th “Grinch” storm.
The initiative aims to provide crucial financial assistance to Maine's small businesses in their recovery from the storm's impact. The fund will offer grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to cover expenses such as equipment replacement, operating expenses, supplies, and assistance with cleanup, etc. The goal is to help meet immediate needs until further support is available.
Applications will open January 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM through January 31, 2024. To apply for financial relief and to learn more visit: www.mainebusinessrelieffund.com.