Economic Development Grants in Maine, Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Auburn - GrantWatch Maine Grants for Nonprofits - GrantWatch
GRANTWATCH
TRAINING

Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters

Maine Economic Development Grants:  84 Economic Development Grants for Maine.

Grants to encourage economic development, support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

Search Filters

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, IHEs, and Agencies to Educate New Farmers and Ranchers

Deadline 02/08/18

Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, IHEs, and government agencies for collaborative efforts to deliver mentoring, education, and technical assistance programs to beginning ranchers and farmers. Certain applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program staff prior to applying. Applicants are advised...

GrantWatch ID#: 151418

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs for Innovative Science and Engineering Developments

Deadline 02/01/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and IHEs to support fundamental education and research activities in all disciplines of science and engineering. This program track is intended to support individual researchers in developing new innovations based on prior basic research. The purpose of this program is to strengthen th...

GrantWatch ID#: 174404

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits Agencies, and Individuals for Conservation in Agricult...

Deadline 02/26/18

Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, non-federal agencies, tribes, and individuals to promote the adoption and development of innovative technologies and approaches in conservation in conjunction with agriculture. Supported project have addressed a broad range of resource concerns, including irrigation ef...

GrantWatch ID#: 129980

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies in Multiple States to Enhance the Forest...

Deadline 01/22/18

Grants starting at $10,000 to multiple USA states nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, communities, school districts, special purpose districts, and IHEs to enhance and promote forestry and wood product markets. Projects should reduce forest fires, be cost effective, and promote environmental and economic health. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 164183

Grants to Maine Business Owners Aged 18-29 for Business Development and Commercialization Ac...

Deadline 01/23/18

Grants of up to $5,000 to Maine business owners ages 18 to 29 for commercialization and business development projects that will contribute to the state's economic growth. Projects are typically entrepreneurial, but research and economic development projects are also acceptable. Examples of projects include, but are not...

GrantWatch ID#: 179960

Grants to USA Agricultural Businesses to Develop and Market Value-Added Agricultural Products

Deadline 01/24/18

Grants to USA agricultural producers, producer groups, farm and ranch cooperatives, and other producer-based businesses for value-added activities to improve the marketing and processing of new products. Applicants are advised to begin the necessary registrations at least one month prior to the deadline. The Value Adde...

GrantWatch ID#: 172471

Grants to Maine Local and County Governments for Economic Development in Downtown Areas

Deadline 03/30/18 LOI Date: 01/26/18

Grants to Maine local and county government agencies for the revitalization of downtown areas in eligible communities throughout the state. Letters of inquiry are due by January 26. Projects must meet a community development need, address urban blight or slum conditions, or benefit low- and moderate-income households. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 177763

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Host Student Fellows to Solve Challenges through GIS Technology

Deadline 01/28/18

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations to host student fellows to work on challenging GIS-related projects that will further the organization's goals. Students will be placed with participating nonprofits to work on geospatial datasets. Projects may address topics such as public safety, public health and foo...

GrantWatch ID#: 182873

Grants to USA IHEs to Develop Pest Management Alternatives to Methyl Bromide

Deadline 01/30/18

Grants to USA colleges and universities to develop and implement alternative pest management strategies for uses and commodities impacted by the methyl bromide phase-out. Applicants are advised that registrations required to apply may take up to two weeks to complete. Purpose and Priorities: This RFA solicits appli...

GrantWatch ID#: 182600

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Programs to Assist Disadvantaged and Underserved Populations

Deadline 01/31/18

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that help disadvantaged populations and underserved communities. Funding will be provided for programs focusing on the following areas, with an emphasis on programs that promote personal growth and community development: Youth...

GrantWatch ID#: 161767

Grants to USA, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Protect Nat...

Deadline 01/31/18

Grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 to USA, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and educational institutions to build community capacity to protect natural resources. This program seeks to support a range of local partnerships working to enhance water quality, watersh...

GrantWatch ID#: 167420

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Scholars for Research on Retirement Income Issues

Deadline 01/31/18

Grants of $45,000 to USA, Canada, and International junior scholars who are within the first ten years of completing their Ph.D. or equivalent professional certification, and to senior scholars who are working in a new area, to conduct innovative research projects related to retirement income issues. Grant proposals mus...

GrantWatch ID#: 177626

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote Financial Empowerment in Low-Income Communities

Deadline 01/31/18

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations to support activities that promote financial empowerment in low-income communities. Funding may be used for specific projects as well as general operating support. The Funding Source defines “financial empowerment” as providing the information, t...

GrantWatch ID#: 182621

Grants to USA and Territories Nonprofits, Agencies, Libraries, and Schools for Professional ...

Deadline 06/08/18 LOI Date: 02/01/18

Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, agencies, libraries, and schools to enhance libraries through professional development and training, the development of library leaders and faculty, and continuing education and recruitment for employees. An LOI is due February 1, 2018. Applicants should register online at least t...

GrantWatch ID#: 162207

Grants to Baldwin Area, Maine Nonprofits and Agencies for Education, Self-Sufficiency, Volunt...

Deadline 02/01/18

Grants to Baldwin area, Maine nonprofits, municipalities, public schools, State agencies, and Indian tribal governments for programs and projects that focus on promoting economic self-sufficiency, education, volunteerism, public awareness about the importance of forestry and the natural resource economy, and/or sustainabl...

GrantWatch ID#: 168179

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Environmental and Community Projects

Deadline 05/01/18 LOI Date: 02/01/18

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for a wide variety of environmental and community programs and projects. Letters of Inquiry are due by February 1. Funding is intended to support projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to, environmental initiatives that are working t...

GrantWatch ID#: 173142
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote the Empowerment and Wellbeing of Jewish Women and Girls

Deadline 02/05/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to promote the healthy development and leadership potential of Jewish women and girls (ages 12-30). The purpose of this program is to economically empower Jewish women throughout the United States. The Foundation invites proposals for gender-sensitive and social change-oriented project...

GrantWatch ID#: 125230
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Economic Literacy Projects for Youth and the General Public

Deadline 02/15/18

Grants starting at $3,500 to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that will raise national awareness of the need for economic education. Funding is intended for programs that engage youth and the general public in economic education or create a demand for greater economic literacy. Areas of Focus: - The applicati...

GrantWatch ID#: 173515
NEW

Grants to Maine Nonprofits for Economic Development, Children's Welfare, and Social Services

Deadline 02/15/18

Grants of up to $25,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for state residents. Funding is primarily directed towards programs that promote economic development and children's welfare. Programs that promote social progress are also considered. All grant activities must take place within the St...

GrantWatch ID#: 180624
NEW

Grants to USA and Territories Nonprofits, Schools, IHEs, and Agencies for Employment Reform ...

Deadline 06/15/18 LOI Date: 02/18/18

Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, public and private schools, universities, and government entities to improve the high unemployment rate among people with disabilities. A concept application is due February 18, 2018. Funding is intended for innovative pilot programs, social ventures, and demonstration projects t...

GrantWatch ID#: 180030
NEW

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, and For-Profits to Promote a Responsibl...

Deadline 02/18/18

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and for-profit organizations to promote circular business models in the apparel industry. The purpose of this grant program is to foster a redesign in the apparel industry that is both socially and environmentally conscious. Circular Apparel: Circular economy think...

GrantWatch ID#: 182789

Grants to Maine Local Municipal Governments for Programs that Promote Job Retention and Crea...

Deadline 05/25/18 LOI Date: 02/23/18

Grants to Maine local municipal governments (excluding entitlement communities) for projects that assist businesses with the creation and retention of jobs for the low-to-moderate income sector. Applicants must be pre-approved before submitting the Intent to Apply, which is due by February 23, 2018. All CDBG funded ac...

GrantWatch ID#: 167238

Grants to Maine Nonprofits in Eligible Communities for Financial Education and Community Dev...

Deadline 02/28/18

Grants to Maine nonprofits for programs and projects that promote education, particularly in the area of financial literacy, in communities where the funding source operates. Funding priority will also be provided for community and economic development programs and initiatives, including programs that promote job creation,...

GrantWatch ID#: 176256
NEW

Grants to Maine Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts and Cultural Programs to Stimulate Economic...

Deadline 03/01/18

Grants of $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, municipal and county government units, and tribal governments to develop a plan for cultural programming to stimulate downtown development. Applicants must speak with program staff two or more weeks prior to the application deadline. The Cultural Plan Grant is the required Phase I...

GrantWatch ID#: 153698
NEW

Awards to USA Individual Member Veterans for Farming and Agriculture Business Assistance

Deadline 03/01/18

Awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to USA individual veteran members for financial assistance in continuing a career in farming and agriculture. Funding is intended for veterans with an agricultural business already in operation. Applicants must have a desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on the ...

GrantWatch ID#: 167041
NEW

Grants to Maine Nonprofit Arts Organizations and Agencies to Implement a Cultural Plan to Bo...

Deadline 10/19/18 LOI Date: 03/01/18

Grants of up to $75,000 over three years to Maine nonprofit arts organizations, governments, and tribal agencies to implement a cultural plan. Applicants must speak with program staff before applying. Letters of interest are due March 1, 2018. Funding is intended to encourage cultural, economic and governmental sectors to ...

GrantWatch ID#: 168123
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs for Wireless Technology Innovations to Improve Social Welf...

Deadline 03/05/18

Grants to USA nonprofits and IHE-based organizations to address social issues around the world through wireless technology innovations. Proposals must involve a multidisciplinary approach to addressing critical global issues such as education, communication access, environment, health, and economic development. Technical i...

GrantWatch ID#: 177554
NEW

Grants to Maine Local and County Governments to Increase the Availability of Low-Income Hous...

Deadline 05/04/18 LOI Date: 03/09/18

Grants to Maine local and county governments to meet the housing needs of low- and moderate-income residents. Letters of intent are due no later than March 9. Funding may be used to rehabilitate vacant or occupied multi-family housing units, or to convert non-residential structures for housing purposes. The HA Program...

GrantWatch ID#: 177764
NEW

Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies that Serve Minorities for Programs and Org...

Deadline 03/15/18

Grants of up to $7,500 and grants of up to $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, public schools, and government agencies for programs that serve communities of color in the areas of health, economic opportunity, and youth development. Funding may be used for programs or capacity building. The People of Color Fund supports organ...

GrantWatch ID#: 177592
NEW

Grants to USA, Canada, and International NGOs to Promote Democratic Values

Deadline 03/16/18

Grants averaging $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International nongovernmental organizations working to strengthen democratic institutions worldwide and advance democratic goals. Applications are invited from independent, local NGOs for non-partisan programs that seek to accomplish the following goals: -Promote and defend h...

GrantWatch ID#: 179280
NEW

Grants to New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies to Benefit Eli...

Deadline 03/30/18

Grants to New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies to enhance quality of life within the funding source’s service area. Applicants serving multiple states must contact program staff prior to applying. Eligible regions include Capital, Manchester, Lakes, Nashua, Monadnock...

GrantWatch ID#: 164809
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Northeastern States for Housing, Education, and Economic Self-Su...

Deadline 03/31/18

Grants starting at $2,500 to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont nonprofit organizations for programs and services benefitting communities where the funding source has a business presence. Program areas include youth development, community development, and affordable housing. All request...

GrantWatch ID#: 178391

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Health, Human Services, Education, and Cultu...

Deadline 04/01/18

Grants to California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia nonprofit organizations to meet the needs of communities where the funding source has a business presence. Applications will be considered in th...

GrantWatch ID#: 174764

Grants to USA Organizations in Northeastern States to Promote the Agriculture and Fishing Ind...

Deadline 04/01/18

Grants ranging from $500 to $8,000 to organizations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont for activities that promote and strengthen the agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest products industries in the region. Applicants that clearly demonstrate how a ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180342
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits for a Wide Range of Social Change Projects

Deadline 04/15/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for a wide range of social change initiatives. Funding must identify with one of the following focus areas: advancement of philanthropy and volunteerism, education, entrepreneurship, advocacy and debate, advancement of women and girls, prevention of child abuse, and crisis management a...

GrantWatch ID#: 178268
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Support Children and Families, the Environment, and Disenfranchi...

Deadline 08/01/18 LOI Date: 05/01/18

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations creating positive change through promoting self-sufficiency and community integration. Programs should address issues affecting children and families, the environment, and disenfranchised groups. Specifically, Singing for Change looks for groups that...

GrantWatch ID#: 138499

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Political, Economic, Social and Civil Rights for Global Citizens

Deadline 05/02/18

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to USA nonprofits for programs that work to protect cultural, social, civil, economic, and political rights for individuals in communities around the world. Previous grants have funded nonviolence initiatives, youth performing arts groups, and public broadcasting programs.

GrantWatch ID#: 178726

Residencies for USA, Canada, and International Individuals in the Journalism, Nonfiction, an...

Deadline 05/31/18

Residencies for USA, Canada, and International documentarians, journalists, and nonfiction writers working at the professional level about important issues. The fundng source places particular emphasis on topics relating to the most critical and current issues that include, but are not limited to, war and conflict; social...

GrantWatch ID#: 172527

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Conservation, Arts...

Deadline 08/13/18 LOI Date: 06/25/18

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits for programs focusing on conservation of the world's oceans. LOIs are due January 8, 2018. Funding is also available to Delaware, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. nonprofits in eligible areas for performing arts programs and to Chicago, Illinois organizatio...

GrantWatch ID#: 178256

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies in Eligible Areas for Community R...

Deadline 07/19/18

Grants of up to $20,000 to New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Quebec nonprofits, government agencies, and schools in eligible communities for community revitalization activities. Preference will be given to programs that benefit the residents of Coos County, New Hampshire, as well as those living in bordering communities i...

GrantWatch ID#: 180453
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Economic Development in Economically Distre...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits, government agencies, IHEs, tribes, and district organizations to support economic development and job creation in economically distressed regions throughout the country. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant program officer prior to applying. This program is intended to levera...

GrantWatch ID#: 146555

Grants to USA and International Organizations that Encourage Engagement in Human Welfare Ini...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and International organizations for initiatives that promote outreach, awareness, and involvement in world hunger, health, and poverty. Funding is intended to be used specifically to assist decision-makers in their endeavors to confront these issues. Funds may be used for the following countries: the USA, Un...

GrantWatch ID#: 151506
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies to Strengthen American Indian Communities

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, tribes, and government agencies to benefit American Indian nations through land-related initiatives. Program areas include cultural awareness, legal reform, education, and economic opportunity. The Foundation works to ensure that American Indian people recover and maintain control ove...

GrantWatch ID#: 154595
NEW

Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for Education, Health, Human Services, and ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Maine nonprofits, tribal and government agencies, and public schools to strengthen moderate- and low-income communities in the areas of community development, education, and health and human services. Requests will be considered for programs, projects, and sponsorships. Funding Area Details: Community Deve...

GrantWatch ID#: 157267

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Engage Residents in Design Decisions, and Community and City Pla...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for community and city planning initiatives that incorporate residents' input. The Foundation's mission is to integrate local concerns by engaging community memberts to contribute to decisions and polcies that will benefit residents. Funding is intended for projects that will result in...

GrantWatch ID#: 157373

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Provide Artists with Financial Resources and Business Training

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for programs and opportunities that provide artists with the necessary financial resources and business training to enable their active participation in the local economy. Funding is intended to help artists overcome the obstacles that prevent them from contributing to the local econo...

GrantWatch ID#: 157374
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote Equitable Job Creation for Women and Underserved Populat...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for initiatives that increase and promote equitable job creation for people of color, immigrants, women, and other underserved populations. Strategies to achieve this goal include economic policy reform, alternative business models, and efforts to increase the growth of businesses owne...

GrantWatch ID#: 157375

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Economic Development Projects that Benefit Minorities and Low-In...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for economic development projects that will benefit all populations, and in particular, people of color, immigrants, and low-income communities. Funding is intended for initiatives that seek to influence economic development planning and practice so that equity, transparency, sustainab...

GrantWatch ID#: 157376

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Projects to Improve Job Quality and Provide Access to Better Car...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for collaborative projects to improve the quality of employment in the lower wage sectors, as well as initiatives to create access to career pathways to well-paying jobs in emerging industries, ie., advanced manufacturing, clean tech, biotech, etc. The Foundation seeks funding oppo...

GrantWatch ID#: 157377

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Environmentally-Friendly and Equity-Oriented Transit Solutions

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for transit and transportation system solutions that give citizens affordable and reliable ways to reach their destinations. Solutions should seek to minimize the impact on the environment and maximize equitable economic opportunities. The Foundation seeks funding opportunities that...

GrantWatch ID#: 157378